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Pierre S. du Pont

DuPont Corporation

1915 - 1919

Chemicals & Industrial

1910 b. 1870
UndergraduateMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Born-Died1870 - 1954
BirthplaceDelaware (DE)
FatherHead, Same Company
Era - 1910

duPont headed the duPont Corporation during the period of the first World War. During duPontís presidency, the corporation was greatly expanded in order to meet munitions orders from the United States and Allied countries. duPont increased the companyís munitions production from 1 million pounds per month to 1 million pounds per day. duPont manufactured close to 1.5 billion pounds of military explosives during the war, and employed a high of 86,000 workers. In the process, duPont totally reorganized the explosives industry.