Carpenter, Walter Samuel, 1888-1976

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Dates:
Birth 1888-01-08
Death 1976-02-02

Biographical notes:

Walter S. Carpenter, Jr., was born in Wilkes Barre, Pa., on January 8, 1888. He graduated from Wyoming Seminary in 1906 and entered Cornell University. He left in 1910 in the middle of his senior year, when he was hired by the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. to go to Chile in connection with the nitrate business. After several years, he came to Wilmington as the Director of the Development Department. He was elected as director and vice president in 1919 and in 1926 he was named vice chairman of the executive committee. Carpenter was president of the company from 1940-47 and chairman of the board from 1948 to 1962. Carpenter was also a director of the General Motors Corp. from 1929 to 1954 and served on the GM finance committee from 1932 to 1944. Walter Carpenter died in Wilmington, Del., on February 2, 1976.

From the description of Business papers, 1926-1975. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 80975080

Walter S. Carpenter, Jr., was born on January 8, 1888, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Wyoming Seminary in 1906 and entered Cornell University. He left in 1910 in the middle of his senior year, when he was hired by the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. to go to Chile in connection with the nitrate business. After several years, he came to Wilmington as the Director of the Development Department. He was elected as director and vice president in 1919, and in 1926 he was named vice chairman of the executive committee. Carpenter was president of the company from 1940-1947 and chairman of the board from 1948-1962. He died in Wilmington on February 2, 1976.

From the description of Personal papers, 1917-1976. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122405915



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Subjects:

  • Antitrust investigations
  • Nuclear energy
  • Voyages and travels
  • Bonus system
  • Domestic relations
  • Trusts and trusteeships
  • Rayon industry and trade
  • Textile fibers, Synthetic
  • Nitrate industry
  • Chile saltpeter
  • Research, Industrial
  • Rayon
  • Neoprene
  • Nylon
  • Explosives industry
  • Industrial concentration
  • Business enterprises--Finance
  • Consolidation and merger of corporations
  • Competition, Unfair
  • Philanthropists
  • Political refugees
  • Industrial policy
  • Rubber, Artificial
  • Cellophane
  • Automobile industry and trade
  • Depressions--1929
  • Tetraethyllead
  • Dye industry
  • Charities
  • Chemical industry
  • Business enterprises--History--20th century
  • Cartels
  • Endowments
  • Educational fund raising

Occupations:

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Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • Argentina (as recorded)
  • Chile (as recorded)
  • Cuba (as recorded)