Shapiro, Irving S. (Irving Saul), 1916-2001

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Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 15 July 1916. Died on 13 September 2001. Education: B.S., Pre-law, University of Minnesota (1939), L.L.B., University of Minnesota (1941). Employment: 1941 Private Practice; 1941-1943 U. S. Office of Price Administration; 1843-1951 U.S. Department of Justice; 1951-1981 E. I. duPont de Nemours and Company, Inc.; 1981-1990 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom.

From the description of Oral history interview with Irving S. Shapiro, 1994 December 15. (Chemical Heritage Foundation). WorldCat record id: 712066072

Irving Saul Shapiro was born on July 15, 1916, in Minneapolis, Minn., the eldest of three sons of Lithuanian Jewish immigrants. He attended the University of Minnesota, receiving a B.S. degree in 1939 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1941. Shapiro began his legal career in January 1942 at the Office of Price Administration in Washington, D.C., and moved to the Dept. of Justice in 1948.

Shapiro joined E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company in 1951, taking a position in the Antitrust Division of the Legal Dept. He played a major role in the 1957-1965 antitrust proceedings under which Du Pont was required to divest itself of its stockholdings in General Motors. After the trial, he was appointed Assistant General Counsel. In 1970 he was elected Senior Vice President and member of the Executive Committee, and in 1973 he was named to the new position of Vice Chairman. On January 1, 1974, Shapiro was elected Chairman and CEO, succeeding Charles B. McCoy. In addition to his duties at Du Pont, Shapiro chaired the Business Roundtable in 1976-1978. He retired from Du Pont in 1981 and was elected a partner in the Delaware office of the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. He resigned the partnership in 1990 but remained active with the firm until his death near Wilmington on September 13, 2001.

From the description of Papers, 1964-1981. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122578746

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referencedIn Greenewalt, Crawford H., 1902-1993. Personal papers, 1948-1992. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Milton N. Nathanson papers, 1855-1995, bulk 1965-1985 Water Resources Collections and Archives
referencedIn Jefferson, Edward Graham, 1921-2006. Edward Graham Jefferson papers, 1962-1992 (bulk, 1979-1987) Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. DuPont Finance. Records, 1917-1991 (bulk, 1950-1991). Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Shapiro, Irving S., 1916-2001. Irving S. Shapiro papers, 1964-1981 Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Paul A. Freund papers Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Heckert, Richard Edwin, 1924-2010. Papers, 1973-1992. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954. Papers in the case of the United States versus E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, General Motors Corporation, et al., 1909-1954. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn National Foreign Trade Council. Captin Robert Dollar Memorial Award records, 1938-1983 Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn National Foreign Trade Council. Captin Robert Dollar Memorial Award records, 1938-1983 Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn National Foreign Trade Council. Records of National Foreign Trade Conventions, 1918-1987. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn McCoy, Charles Brelsford, 1909-1995. Papers, 1967-1974. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Gee, Edwin A. (Edwin Austin), 1920- . Papers, 1957-1978. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Shapiro, Irving S. Oral history interview with Irving S. Shapiro, 1994 December 15. Chemical Heritage Foundation, Othmer Library of Chemical History
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Chemical industry
Consolidation and merger of corporations
Corporate lawyers
Corporate lawyers


Birth 1916-07-15

Death 2001-09-13



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