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Thomas C. du Pont

DuPont Corporation

1902 - 1915

Chemicals & Industrial

1900 b. 1863
UndergraduateMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Born-Died1863 - 1930
BirthplaceDelaware (DE)
FatherOwner, Large Business
Era - 1900

duPont consolidated the military powder production industry to the point where the duPont Corporation was producing 90% of all explosives in the U.S. In a matter of four years, duPont acquired the stocks of more than 100 of his competitors, eliminating 64 of them. In the first ten years of duPontís presidency, the duPont Corporation earned $50 million in profits