Crane, Jasper, 1881-1969

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Jasper Crane (1881-1969) began his career in plastics in 1901 with the Arlington Company of New Jersey. When this company was acquired by E.I. du Pont de Nemours in 1915, Crane became head of the Cellulose & Solvents Division of the Chemical Department. During the First World War he was involved in research concerning poison gas defense, smokeless powder containers, and coatings for airplane wings. He was later assigned to the Du Pont Company's London office as European manager in charge of purchasing and development. In this capacity he was in charge of negotiating agreements with I.C.I. and I.G. Farben. In 1926, Crane returned to the United States to manage the new Du Pont subsidiary, Lazote, Inc. He later played an important role in establishing the Ammonia Department. In 1929 Crane was elected vice president and named to the executive committee. He served in these capacities until 1946.

From the description of Papers, 1924-1948. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122503456

James Madison was a noted statesman and the fourth President of the United States. Born in 1751 in Port Conway, Virginia, Madison studied history and government at the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University). He is widely considered to be one of the founding fathers of the United States and was active in the framing of the Virginia Constitution in 1776, the Continental Congress, and the Virginia Assembly. He collaborated with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay on the Federalist essays, which contributed to the eventual ratification of the United States Constitution, and helped to shape the Bill of Rights and enact the first revenue legislation. Madison served as President Thomas Jefferson's Secretary of State and was elected President in 1808. Under his administration, the United States prohibited trade with Britain, leading to the War of 1812 and the eventual collapse of the Federalist party in the United States. Madison stepped down from the presidency in 1817 and died in 1836.

From the guide to the Jasper E. Crane Collection of James and Dolley Madison, 1783-1850, (Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections)

Jasper Crane (1881-1969) was an executive with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company and a noted Presbyterian layman. Crane was a plastics expert, who after graduating from Princeton University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, went to work with the Arlington Company of Newark, N.J. Arlington was one of America's first plastics manufacturers and when it was acquired by E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. in 1915 Crane became head of the Cellulose Division of Du Pont's Chemical Department. From 1920 to 1926 he managed Du Pont's London office, in charge of purchasing, development, and financial activities. In 1926 he returned to the United States to head Lazote, Inc. (which became the Du Pont Ammonia Corp. in 1929). In 1927 he became a director and in 1929 a vice president and member of the Executive Committee of the Du Pont Co. and continued in these positions until retirement in 1946.

Crane was prominently identified as a trustee of both Princeton University and the Princeton Theological Seminary. As an extremely conservative Presbyterian he used his position in both business and the church to espouse strong opposition to government interference in business and any perceived leftward trends in American society, particularly in the classroom and pulpit. He was closely identified with another conservative Presbyterian layman, J. Howard Pew of the Sun Oil Company. Late in life he established the Curran Foundation to advance conservative principles in education. He was active in the anti-communist crusade of the 1950s, particularly in his support of THE FREEMAN, a magazine which he and Pew underwrote between 1950 and 1957.

From the description of Papers, 1893-1970, (bulk 1926-1969). (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122355312

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Records (Series II), 1765-1962 (bulk 1902-1962). Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Office of the president. Records, 1909-1952 (bulk 1914-1948). Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Brown, Donaldson, 1885-1965. Papers, 1921-1966. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Pew, J. Howard (John Howard), 1882-1971. Papers 1902-1971. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Crane, Jasper, 1881-1969. Papers, 1924-1948. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Jasper E. Crane Collection of James and Dolley Madison, 1783-1850 Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special CollectionsManuscripts Division
referencedIn Carpenter, Walter Samuel, 1888-1976. Business papers, 1926-1975. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Crane, Jasper, 1881-1969. Papers, 1893-1970, (bulk 1926-1969). Hagley Museum & Library
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associatedWith Agnew, Spiro T., 1918-1996. person
associatedWith American Economic Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith American School of Economics. corporateBody
associatedWith Americans for Constitutional Action (Organization). corporateBody
associatedWith Arlington Company (Newark, N.J.). corporateBody
associatedWith Arlington Company (Newark, N.J.). corporateBody
associatedWith Brown, Donaldson, 1885-1965. person
associatedWith Carpenter, Walter Samuel, 1888-1976. person
associatedWith Cowling, Donald J. (Donald John), 1880-1965. person
associatedWith Crane, Edward M. (Edward Matthews), 1896-1964. person
associatedWith Crane family. family
associatedWith Curran Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Delaware Groves, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Delaware. Temporary Emergency Relief Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Dirksen, Everett McKinley. person
associatedWith Dodds, Harold W. (Harold Willis), 1889-1980. person
associatedWith Dulles, John Foster, 1888-1959. person
associatedWith Du Pont Ammonia Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Du Pont Cellophane Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Du Pont Film Manufacturing Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Du Pont Rayon Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Du Pont Viscoloid Company. corporateBody
associatedWith D. Van Nostrand Company. corporateBody
associatedWith E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. corporateBody
associatedWith E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Development Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Office of the president. corporateBody
associatedWith Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America. corporateBody
associatedWith Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006. person
associatedWith Foundation for Economic Education, inc. corporateBody
associatedWith General Motors Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Goheen, Robert F. (Robert Francis), 1919-2008. person
associatedWith Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998. person
associatedWith Grasselli Chemical Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd. corporateBody
associatedWith Industrias Chimicas Brasileiras "Duperial" S.A. corporateBody
associatedWith Industrias Quimicas Argentinas "Duperial". corporateBody
associatedWith Interessengemeinschaft Farbenindustrie Aktiengesellschaft. corporateBody
associatedWith Kleindienst, Richard G., 1923-2000. person
associatedWith Kokswerke & Chemische Fabriken, A.G. (Berlin, Germany). corporateBody
associatedWith Koninklijke Nederlandsche Petroleum Maatschappij. corporateBody
associatedWith Lane, Rose Wilder, 1886-1968. person
associatedWith Lincoln, Edmond E. (Edmond Earl), 1888-1958. person
associatedWith Madison, Dolley, 1768-1849 person
associatedWith Madison, James, 1751-1836 person
associatedWith Massachusetts Institute of Technology. corporateBody
associatedWith Miller, Loren B. (Loren Barker), 1906-1958. person
associatedWith Mont Pelerin Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Morley, Felix, 1894-1982. person
associatedWith Morton, Thruston B. (Thruston Ballard), 1907-1982. person
associatedWith National Ammonia Company, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith National Association of Manufacturers (U.S.). corporateBody
associatedWith National Council of Presbyterian Men in the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994. person
associatedWith Nye, Gerald P. (Gerald Prentice), 1892-1971. person
associatedWith Parkes, Holcombe, 1896- . person
associatedWith Pew, J. Howard (John Howard), 1882-1971. person
associatedWith Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. corporateBody
associatedWith Princeton Theological Seminary. corporateBody
associatedWith Princeton University. corporateBody
associatedWith Rand, Ayn. person
associatedWith Remington Arms Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Republican National Committee (U.S.). corporateBody
associatedWith Roessler & Hasslacher Chemical Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Sennholz, Hans F. person
associatedWith Snowden, Robert B. person
associatedWith Solvay & Cie. corporateBody
associatedWith Stans, Maurice H., 1908-1998. person
associatedWith United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee to Investigate the Munitions Industry. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. National Recovery Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith Warner Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Westminster Presbyterian Church (Wilmington, Del.). corporateBody
associatedWith Wilmington Council of Churches (Wilmington, Del.). corporateBody
associatedWith Young Men's Christian Association (Wilmington, Del.). corporateBody
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Mexico--Chemical industry
Mexico
Great Britain
United States
Muscle Shoals (Ala.)
Germany
United States
Florida
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Urea
Presidents' wives--United States--19th century
Chemical industry
Industrial relations
Citrus fruit industry
Communism and Christianity
Duco (Lacquer)
Technocracy
Cartels
American history/Early national
Nitrogen fertilizers
Reconstruction (1939-1951)
Rayon
Anti-communist movements
Free enterprise
Government etiquette--United States--19th century
World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects
Presidents--United States--19th century
Tetraethyllead
Munitions
Military supplies
Communism and religion
Bonus system
Liquid air
Nylon
Ammonia industry
Conservatism
Ammonia
Methanol
Industrial policy
Chemical fertilizers
World War, 1939-1945--Equipment and supplies
Research, Industrial
Incentives in industry
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Birth 1881-05-17

Death 1969-12-02

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