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Edward G. Jefferson

DuPont Corporation

1981 - 1986

Chemicals & Industrial

1980 b. 1921
male
EducationTwoDegree
Undergraduate?
GraduatePhD, Kings College
Personal
Born-Died1921
BirthplaceEngland
RaceWhite
Era - 1980

Jefferson is credited with streamlining duPontís operations and diversifying its portfolio Ė setting the stage for a new era in the companyís history. His purchase of Conoco in 1981 dramatically changed the duPont landscape providing a ready supply of oil and gas for its massive internal requirements. Though deemed expensive at the time ($7.3 billion), the Conoco acquisition was instrumental in securing duPontís growth and positioning the company for the future.