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Lammot du Pont

DuPont Corporation

1926 - 1940

Chemicals & Industrial

1920 b. 1880
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Personal
Born-Died1880 - 1954
BirthplaceDelaware (DE)
RaceWhite
FatherHead, Same Company
Era - 1920

Under duPontís leadership, researchers at duPont invented nylon, which revolutionized the textile industry. Researchers also discovered neoprene (the first general purpose synthetic rubber), Orlon and Dacron under duPontís direction. duPont kept the duPont Corporation highly profitable during his tenure as president despite the Depression of the 1930s.