Eugene Éleuthère Irénée du Pont jr. (born 1873)

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Birth 7 Jul 1873 in New Castle County, Delaware, USA

Death 15 Dec 1954 (aged 81) in Greenville, New Castle County, Delaware, USA

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Father is 🌐 Eugene E. du Pont Sr. (1840-1902) , "an American businessman who served as the first head of the modern-day DuPont corporation."

Grandfather : Alexis Irénée du Pont

Great Grandfather : 🌐 Éleuthère Irénée du Pont de Nemours (1771 - 1834)

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Eugene du Pont Jr. was born July 7, 1873 in Wilmington, Delaware. He was the son of 🌐 Eugene E. du Pont Sr. (1840-1902) and Amelia Elizabeth du Pont (1842-1917), and a great grandson of E.I. du Pont de Nemours& Company founder, 🌐 Éleuthère Irénée du Pont de Nemours (1771 - 1834) Eugene’s father was the president of theDuPont Company from 1889 until his death in 1902.Eugene du Pont Jr. papers- Page 4 -Eugene attended St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, from 1888 until 1892, and later Brownand Nichols School in Cambridge, Massachusetts from 1892 to 1893. In 1897, he received a degree fromHarvard University. Not long after graduation, Eugene joined the DuPont Company as assistant to thepresident in the administrative office. After the death of his father and company president Eugene E. duPont in 1902, he was named assistant director of sales for the E.I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Companyin January 1903, a subsidiary of the DuPont Company. As assistant director of sales, Eugene traveledextensively for fifteen years to increase the sales of explosives in the central west. In February 1913, hetook a leave of absence from the company and resigned five months later. Eugene was elected a directorof E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company on March 12, 1917, a position in which he remained until hisdeath.Eugene was also a director of the Equitable Security Trust Company in Wilmington, and heldmemberships in various societies and clubs, including the Sons of the American Revolution, WilmingtonClub, DuPont Country Club, Aurora Gun Club, Woodmont Rod and Gun Club, and several others. InJanuary 1913, he married Ethel Pyle of Wilmington and had four children, one of whom, Ethel, marriedFranklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. in 1937. Eugene E. du Pont Jr. died December 15, 1954.

Uncle : Dr Alexis Irenee Du Pont (1843 - 1904)

His cousin(s) includes Eugene Éleuthère du Pont (born 1882) (son of his uncle Dr Alexis Irenee Du Pont (1843 - 1904) ).

DAUGHTER - Ethel du Pont

See Ethel du Pont (born 1916)

1954 (Dec) - Passing

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