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Edward Burbridge Yancey

Edward Burbridge Yancey, industrialist. Mason (Shriner).


  • Yancey, Edward Burbridge was born on January 26, 1888 in Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States. Son of Jonn Gibbon and Frances (Bradley) Yancey.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University of Virginia, 1908, Master of Arts, 1908.


    • With Éleuthère Irénée Du Pont de Nemours & corporation since 1908, chemist, conducting chemical research on T.N.T. and other explosives, 1908-1917, assistant plant manager Repauno, New Jersey, 1919-1923, manager similar explosives plants at Louviers, Colorado, Joplin, Missouri, and Birmingham, Alabama, 5 years, became general manager explosives department, 1935, elected to board directors, 1938, vice president and member Executive Committee since 1944.


    Mason (Shriner).; Clubs: Country, Whist (Wilmington).


    • Married Jessie A. Willits, October 25, 1913.
    • father: Jonn Gibbon Yancey
    • mother: Frances (Bradley) Yancey
    • spouse: Jessie A. Willits
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    Died October 24, 1948
    (aged 60)