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Lammot du Pont II

Lammot du Pont II

American businessman
Lammot du Pont II
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American businessman
A.K.A. Lammot Du Pont
Was Businessperson
From United States of America
Type Business
Gender male
Birth 12 October 1880, Wilmington
Death 24 June 1952, New London (aged 71 years)
Politics Republican Party
Family
Father: Lammot du Pont I
Children: Esther D. du Pont
The details

Biography

Lammot du Pont II (October 12, 1880 – June 24, 1952) was an American businessman who was the head of the du Pont family's E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company for 22 years.

Biography

He was born on October 12, 1880 in Wilmington, Delaware. He was the ninth of the eleven children of Lammot du Pont and his wife, Mary Belin.

Married four times, Lammot du Pont's first wife was Natalie Driver, sister of Rodgers Wilson. They married on January 27, 1903.

On March 15, 1926, Lammot du Pont was elected President of E.I. du Pont de Nemours Co., succeeding Irénée du Pont, who was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors. [1] Lammot du Pont remained President until May 20, 1940 when he was succeeded by Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. At the same time, Lammot replaced his brother Pierre S. du Pont as Chairman of the Board. [2]

He died on June 24, 1952 in New London, Connecticut of heart disease at age 71.

Legacy

His son, David F. du Pont, by his fourth wife, died at age twenty-one as a result of an automobile accident at Fishers Island, New York October 3, 1955.

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