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James Warren Kinsman

James Warren Kinsman, business executive.

Background

  • Kinsman, James Warren was born on December 4, 1894 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. Son of Charles Warren and Winifred Henrietta (Gartley) Kinsman.

  • Education

    • Student Wesleyan University, 1912-1914, Doctor of Laws, 1953. Student Columbia, 1917.

    Career

    • Timekeeper Bayway (New Jersey) plant Éleuthère Irénée du Pont de Nemours & Company, 1915, general foreman, 1916, various assignments, 1916-1928, successively director sales, organic chemicals, dyestuffs department, director sales, intermediates and exports, organic chemical department, assistant general manager plastics department, assistant general manager, organic chemicals department, general manager, fabrics and finishes department, 1928-1947. Director Du Pont Company, since 1946, vice president, member Executive Committee, since 1947. Vice president Bayer-Semesan Company, 1928-1941.

      Director and president Gasoline Antioxidant Company, 1933-1937. Director, vice president Industrial Alcohol Institute, Inc., 1932-1939. Board of directors city trusts City of Philadelphia.

      Member advising committee John Scott Medal Fund. Vice president of the board of trustees Wesleyan University, since 1954. Member, past president Home and School Association Tower Hill School, Wilmington, Delaware.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member advising committee John Scott Medal Fund. Vice president of the board of trustees Wesleyan University, since 1954. Member, past president Home and School Association Tower Hill School, Wilmington, Delaware.

    Member National Paint Varnish and Lacquer Association (chairman of the executive committee 1946-1947), N.A.M. (vice president for life), National Sales Executives Inc. (director), American Chemical Society (editorial advisory board Chm. & Engineering News), National Research Council, National Distribution Council, Marketing Executives Society.

    Clubs: Wilmington, Wilmington Country, Wilmington Whist, Concord Country, Delaware Turf, Du Pont Country.

    Connections

    • Married Florence Pollard Hay, September 10, 1918. Children: Jeanne Audrey, Roger Arnold, Robert David Quinn.
    • father: Charles Warren Kinsman
    • mother: Winifred Henrietta (Gartley) Kinsman
    • spouse: Florence Pollard Hay
    • children: Jeanne Audrey Kinsman
    • Roger Arnold Kinsman
    • Robert David Quinn Kinsman
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    Born December 4, 1894
    Died February 15, 1965
    (aged 70)
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