UNH School of Law Board of Trustees
Ed Dupont is president and founder of The Dupont Group and just recently stepped down as the Chairman of the University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees. His career as an elected official includes five terms in the New Hampshire State Senate from 1983 to 1992. While in the Senate, Dupont served as President, Senate Majority Leader and Vice-Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. Under his leadership, the Legislature adopted initiatives to stimulate capital formation, established the state’s economic development fund, provided research and development assistance for emerging companies and reformed the state’s Business Profits Tax (BPT) to include tax credits for job creation and capital investment.
He attended the University of New Hampshire and after finishing his studies founded Strafford Fuels, Inc., a distributor of petroleum products and services located in Rochester, NH. Dupont has served on the boards of a number of organizations and is a director of Merchantbanc, a venture capital firm based in Manchester, NH. His daughter Lindsey is a 2012 graduate of UNH Law.