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us: Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954

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  • Fuller Name

    • Pierre Samuel
  • Variants

    • us: Pont, Pierre S. du (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954
    • us: DuPont, Pierre Samuel, 1870-1954
  • Addtional Information

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    • Associated Local

    • Associated Local

        Kennett Square, Pa.
    • Birth Place

        Christiana Hundred, Del.
    • Death Place

        Wilmington, Del.
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) E.I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Company
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) General Motors Corporation
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Longwood Foundation
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Association Against the Prohibition Amendment
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) American Liberty League
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    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Automobile industry and trade
          (lcsh) Big business
            (lcsh) Botanical gardens
              (lcsh) Chemical industry
                (lcsh) Endowments
              • occupation

                  (lcsh) Chief executive officers
                    (lcsh) Collectors and collecting
                      (lcsh) Directors of corporations
                        (lcsh) Executives
                          (lcsh) Industrialists
                            (lcsh) Philanthropists
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                        • Sources

                          • found: Life in my father's house, 1987: t.p. (Pierre S. du Pont)
                          • found: W was W in America, 1960 (Pierre Samuel du Pont; b. Jan.15, 1870; d. Apr. 5, 1954)
                          • found: Eighteenth amendment not a remedy for the drink evil, n.d.: t.p. (Pierre S. du Pont, Chairman of the Board, E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.)
                          • found: W was W in America, 1960 (Du Pont, Pierre Samuel; mfr., b. Wilmington, DE; son of Lammot and Mary (Belin) du Pont; Mass. Inst. of Technology, class of 1890; Pres. and Chmn. bd. of E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.)
                          • found: Pierre S. du Pont papers: (member, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., 1890-99; reorganized company in 1902; treasurer, 1902-15; president, 1915-19; chairman., 1919-40; president of General Motors Corp., 1920-23; chairman, 1920-29; established Longwood Gardens on estate at Kennett Square, Pa., 1907)
                          • found: Du Pont and the making of the modern corporation, 1971: t.p. (Pierre Samuel DuPont)
                          • found: Pierre S. du Pont papers, 1880-1954: finding aid (Pierre Samuel du Pont; usage, Pierre S. du Pont; P. S. du Pont; born January 15, 1870 at Nemours house, Christiana Hundred, Del.; died April 5, 1954 at Wilmington, Del.; B.S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1890; with family firm E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, 1890-1899 and 1902-1954, treasurer from 1902 to 1915, president from 1915 to 1919, chair from 1919 to 1940 and honorary chair from 1940 to 1954; treasurer of E.I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Company from 1902 to 1914, vice president from 1914 to 1915 and president from 1915 to 1919; chair of General Motors Company, 1915-1916; president of General Motors Corporation, 1920-1923 and chair, 1920-1929; chair of the executive committee of the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment, 1928-1933; member of the American Liberty League, 1934-1941; founder of Longwood Foundation, Inc., 1937; in 1906 purchased land at Kennett Square, Pa., for a country estate, which he named Longwood and on which he began the development of Longwood Gardens in 1919, eventually turning them into a public botanical garden; collected rare books and family manuscripts, which became the Longwood Library)
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                          • 1987-10-07: new
                          • 2014-02-01: revised
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