Carpenter, Walter Samuel, 1888-1976

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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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referencedIn E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Office of the president. Records, 1909-1952 (bulk 1914-1948). Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Carpenter, Walter Samuel, 1888-1976. Personal papers, 1917-1976. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Irénée, 1876-1963. Papers, 1784-1957. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Atomic Energy Division. Hanford and Clinton records, 1942-1975. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Carpenter, Walter Samuel, 1888-1976. Business papers, 1926-1975. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Executive Committee. Records, 1903-1991 (bulk 1950-1982). Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Atomic Energy Division. Savannah River Project administrative records, 1953-1989. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Delaware State Chamber of Commerce. Records, 1865-1984. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Wilson, C. E. [General Motors Corporation : historical materials]. Folder 87-4.19-3. Kettering University
referencedIn Draper, Irene Carpenter, 1911-1991, collector. Du Pont-Carpenter family miscellany, 1861-1982. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Miller, Thomas W. (Thomas Woodnutt), 1886-1973. Papers, 1914-1917. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Greenewalt, Crawford H., 1902-1993. Personal papers, 1948-1992. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Brown, Donaldson, 1885-1965. Papers, 1921-1966. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Smyth, Henry De Wolf, 1898-1986. Atomic energy for military purposes, 1945 [typescript]. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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associatedWith Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith American Nitrogen Company, Ltd. corporateBody
associatedWith Bradley, Albert, 1891-1983. person
associatedWith Brown, Donaldson, 1885-1965. person
associatedWith Carpenter, Edmund N. (Edmund Nelson), 1921- . person
associatedWith Carpenter family. family
associatedWith Carpenter, R. R. M. (Robert Ruliph Morgan), 1915-1990. person
associatedWith Carpenter, W. Samuel (Walter Samuel), 1915-1973. person
associatedWith Christiana Securities Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Comptoir des Textiles Artificiels. corporateBody
associatedWith Cornell University. corporateBody
associatedWith Crane, Jasper, 1881-1969. person
associatedWith Delaware State Chamber of Commerce. corporateBody
associatedWith Draper, Irene Carpenter, 1911-1991, collector. person
associatedWith "Ducilo" S.A. Productora de Rayon (Argentina). corporateBody
associatedWith Du Pont, A. Felix (Alexis Felix), 1879-1948. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Alfred I. (Alfred Irénée), 1864-1935. person
associatedWith Du Pont Cellophane Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Du Pont, Irénée, 1876-1963. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Lammot, 1880-1952. person
associatedWith Du Pont Nitrate Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954. person
associatedWith Du Pont Rayon Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Du Pont Viscoloid Company. corporateBody
associatedWith E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. corporateBody
associatedWith E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Atomic Energy Division. corporateBody
associatedWith E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Atomic Energy Division. corporateBody
associatedWith E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Development Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Executive Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Office of the president. corporateBody
associatedWith Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969. person
associatedWith Fisher Brothers (Firm). corporateBody
associatedWith Fisher, Edward F., 1891-1972. person
associatedWith Forrestal, James, 1892-1949. person
associatedWith General Motors Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith General Motors Securities Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Greenewalt, Crawford H., 1902-1993. person
associatedWith Hanford Engineer Works. corporateBody
associatedWith Hiss, Alger. person
associatedWith Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd. corporateBody
associatedWith Interessengemeinschaft Farbenindustrie Aktiengesellschaft. corporateBody
associatedWith Kennedy, Joseph P. (Joseph Patrick), 1888-1969. person
associatedWith Lawrenceville School. corporateBody
associatedWith Lincoln, Edmond E. (Edmond Earl), 1888-1958. person
associatedWith McGowan, Harry Duncan, baron, 1874-1961. person
associatedWith Miller, Thomas W. (Thomas Woodnutt), 1886-1973. person
associatedWith New York Times Company corporateBody
associatedWith Nye, Gerald P. (Gerald Prentice), 1892-1971. person
associatedWith Patterson, Robert Porter, 1891-1952. person
associatedWith Raskob, John J. (John Jakob), 1879-1950. person
associatedWith Remington Arms Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Republican National Committee (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Roessler & Hasslacher Chemical Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Rokeby Realty Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Royall, Kenneth C. (Kenneth Claiborne), 1894-1971. person
associatedWith Sloan, Alfred P. (Alfred Pritchard), 1875-1966. person
associatedWith Smyth, Henry De Wolf, 1898-1986. person
associatedWith Stamp, Josiah, Sir, 1880-1941. person
associatedWith Stimson, Henry L. (Henry Lewis), 1867-1950. person
associatedWith Unidel Foundation, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee to Investigate the Munitions Industry. corporateBody
associatedWith United States Olympic Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Delaware. corporateBody
associatedWith Wilmington Country Club (Wilmington, Del.). corporateBody
associatedWith Wilmington Trust Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Women Shareholders in American Business, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Wooten family. family
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Argentina
Chile
Cuba
Subject
Antitrust investigations
Nuclear energy
Voyages and travels
Bonus system
Domestic relations
Textile fibers, synthetic
Trusts and trusteeships
Rayon industry and trade
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
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Birth 1888-01-08

Death 1976-02-02

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