Lee, Maurice du Pont, 1885-1974

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Maurice du Pont Lee was born on January 10, 1885, the son of Cazenove Gardner Lee and Marguerite Lammot du Pont, a great-granddaughter of E. I. du Pont, the founder of the Du Pont Company. After retiring in 1950 as General Advisor to the Chief Engineer of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Lee took an active interest in Wilmington civic affairs, especially in the Board of Park Commissioners, of which he was president (1950-1965). He was active in other charitable and civic affairs, on matters as varied as alcoholism, anti-communism, crime reduction and prison reform, help for the handicapped, foreign mission, hospitals and nursing homes, and slum clearance. Lee was particularly interested in mobilizing the talent of retirees in community service. This activity, coordinated by the organization of Consulting and Advisory Services, which he created in Wilmington, drew national attention after the publication of two articles defining his views, both later condensed for the Reader's Digest. Lee died in Wilmington on January 2, 1974.

From the description of Papers, 1900-1973 (bulk 1952-1972). (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122503416

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Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Alcoholics Anonymous. corporateBody
associatedWith Alfred I. du Pont Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith American Association of Retired Persons. corporateBody
associatedWith Armstrong Seadrome Development Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Ball, Edward, 1888-1981. person
associatedWith Better Business Bureau of Delaware, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Biden, Joseph R. person
associatedWith Boggs, J. Caleb (James Caleb), 1909-1993. person
associatedWith Boys' Home of Delaware. corporateBody
associatedWith Brown, Donaldson, 1885-1965. person
associatedWith Cazenove family. family
associatedWith Coffin, William Sloane. person
associatedWith Consulting and Advisory Services, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Delaware Citizens Crime Commission, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Delaware Curative Workshop, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Delaware Home and Hospital for the Chronically Ill. corporateBody
associatedWith Delaware Safety Council, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Delaware State Chamber of Commerce. corporateBody
associatedWith Dirksen, Everett McKinley. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Alfred I. (Alfred Irénée), 1864-1935. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Jessie Ball, 1884-1970. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954. person
associatedWith Dutton, William S. (William Sherman), 1893-. person
associatedWith E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Secretary's Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Textile Fibers Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Episcopal Church. Diocese of Delaware. corporateBody
associatedWith Florida East Coast Railway. corporateBody
associatedWith Foundation for Alcohol Education. corporateBody
associatedWith Girard College. corporateBody
associatedWith Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998. person
associatedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964. person
associatedWith Hope, Bob, 1903-2003. person
associatedWith Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978. person
associatedWith Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009. person
associatedWith Lea, Robert B. (Robert Brooke), 1891-1968. person
associatedWith Lee family. family
associatedWith Lee, Marguerite du Pont, 1862-1936. person
associatedWith Luce, Clare Boothe, 1903-1987. person
associatedWith McCormack, John W., 1891-1980. person
associatedWith Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory (Del.). corporateBody
associatedWith National Council on Alcoholism. corporateBody
associatedWith People-to-People (Organization). corporateBody
associatedWith Peterson, Russell W. (Russell Wilbur), 1916-2011. person
associatedWith Princeton University. corporateBody
associatedWith Prisoners' Aid Society in Delaware. corporateBody
associatedWith Project Hope. corporateBody
associatedWith Ribicoff, Abraham, 1910-1998. person
associatedWith Roth, William V., 1921-2003. person
associatedWith Service Corps of Retired Executives Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Society of the Lees of Virginia. corporateBody
associatedWith Synanon (Foundation). corporateBody
associatedWith Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972. person
associatedWith United States. President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped. corporateBody
associatedWith Warren, Earl, 1891-1974. person
associatedWith Welfare Council of Delaware, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Wilmington (Del.). Board of Park Commissioners. corporateBody
associatedWith Wilmington (Del.). Housing Authority. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Wilmington (Del.)
Northern Ireland
Chinatown (Philadelphia, Pa.)
People with disabilities--Employment
People with disabilities--Care
Business consultants
Prison reformers
Civic improvement
Crime prevention
Airports, Floating
Juvenile delinquency
Anti-communist movements
Prayer in the public schools
Strikes and lockouts--Railroads
Traffic safety
Retirees--Social networks
Retired executives
Nursing homes


Birth 1885-01-10

Death 1974-01-02


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