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Leonard A. Yerkes

Leonard A. Yerkes, business executive. Member Society Colonial Wars, Wilmington Country.

Background

  • Yerkes, Leonard A. was born on September 11, 1880 in St. David’s, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Augustus A. and Elizabeth E. (Ehret) Yerkes.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Pennsylvania, 1902, D.S., 1945.

    Career

    • Associate, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company, 1902-1917, vice president, 1913-1917. Head development department Éleuthère Irénée du Pont de Nemours & Company, 1917-1920, president Du Pont Rayon Company, 1920-1936, Du-Pont Cellophane Company, 1923-1936, general manager rayon department Éleuthère Irénée du Pont de Nemours, 1936-1945, director, since 1925. Retired, 1945. Director United States Finishing Company.

    Membership

    Member Society Colonial Wars, Wilmington Country.

    Connections

    • Married Helen J. Joyce, April. Children: Evelyn (Mistress.
    • father: Augustus A. Yerkes
    • mother: Elizabeth E. (Ehret) Yerkes
    • spouse: Helen J. Joyce
    • child: Evelyn (Mrs Yerkes
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    Born September 11, 1880
    Died March, 1967
    (aged 86)
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