Delaware General Assembly







To all Persons in whom these Presents shall come, Greeting:

WHEREAS, An election was held in the State of Delaware, on Tuesday, the 7th day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and Seventy-two that being the Tuesday next after the first Monday in said month, in pursuance of the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution and Laws of the State of Delaware, in that behalf, for the election of a Representative for the people of the said State, in the ninety-third CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES.

AND WHEREAS, The official certificates or returns, of the said election, held in the several counties of the said State, having been duly received and examined by the Governor, it appears from them that the votes in the said counties respectively for such Representative were cast as follows, to wit:


Pierre S. duPont, IV 102,247

Norma B. Handloff 62,736

Robert G. Lo Presti 815

Rachel L. Dickerson 196


Pierre S. duPont, IV 16,735

Norma B. Handloff 10,259

Robert G. Lo Presti 156

Rachel L. Dickerson 31


Pierre S. duPont, IV 22,255

Norma B. Handloff 10,235

Robert G. Lo Presti 149

Rachel L. Dickerson 37

AND WHEREAS, The said returns of the election for the choice of a Representative of and for the said State in the 93rd Congress of the United States, as aforesaid, duly made out, signed and executed, having been duly delivered to the Governor by the Superior Court of said counties, and the Governor having examined said returns as aforesaid, and enumerated and ascertained the number of votes for each and every candidate or person voted for, for such Representative, the result appears as follows, to wit:

Whole number of votes for

Pierre S. duPont, IV 141,237

Whole number of votes for

Norma B. Handloff 83,230

Whole number of votes for

Robert G. Lo Presti 1,120

Whole number of votes for

Rachel L. Dickerson 264

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare that Pierre S. duPont, IV has received the highest vote at the election aforesaid, and therefore has been and is duly and legally elected the Representative of and for the State of Delaware in the Ninety-third Congress of the United States.

GIVEN UNDER MY HAND and the Great Seal of the said State, at Dover, the 21st day of November in the

(GREAT SEAL) year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seventy-two and of the Independence of the said State the one hundred and ninety-seventh.