Marion du Pont Scott

Businessperson, Deceased Person

1894 – 1983

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Who was Marion du Pont Scott?

Marion duPont Scott was a philanthropist and a thoroughbred horsebreeder who operated a racing stable for both flat and steeplechase racing. She was the last private owner of Montpelier, the mansion and land estate of former United States President James Madison.

At the time of her death, she bequeathed Montpelier to the National Trust for Historic Preservation and established an endowment for its maintenance; it had been designated a National Historic Landmark. During the National Trust's major restoration of the mansion in 2003-2008 to its design during the time of Madison's residency, it reduced the house from the 55-room structure developed by the du Pont family back to its original 22-rooms.

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Born
May 3, 1894
Also known as
  • Mariana duPont Somerville
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  • United States of America
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Died
Sep 4, 1983

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on July 23, 2013

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