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Venture capitalist , real estate company executive

Charles Darwin Snelling, American Venture capitalist, real estate company executive. Named One of America's Outstanding Young Men in Business by national magazine survey,1958, Distinguished Man of Year, Allentown Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1962.


Snelling, Charles Darwin was born on January 26, 1931 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States.


BSEM, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1954.


Founder, president, Cryo-Therm, Inc., Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1955-1972;president, The Snelling Company, Allentown, since 1986;president, Western Lehigh Valley Corporation, Allentown, since 1987. Board directors Metech Inc., Elverson, Pennsylvania, NEPA Management Corporation, Bethlehem, NEPA Venture Fund II. Member Commerce Technology Advisory Board, 1976-1977.

Member President's Commision on Personnel Interchange, 1976-1978. Member of national advisory county Small Business Administration, since 1990.


  • Other Work

    • Inventor applied thermodynamics, energy and temperature control fields. Contributor articles to professional journals.


President Allentown City Council, 1970-1974. Chairman Republican Finance Committee Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, 1977-1979. Trustee Cedar Crest College, Allentown, since 1974, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, since 1982, Allentown Hospital-Lehigh Valley Hospital, since 1990.

Member Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority, Allentown, since 1989. Board directors Educational Ventures Inc., Allentown, since 1975, The Antique Boat Museum, Clayton, New York, since 1978. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Physical Society, Franklin Institute, Grenadier Island Country Club (Rockport, Ontario, Canada, board directors, president), Merion Cricket Club (Philadelphia), Lehigh Country Club.


Son of Walter Otheman and Marjorie (Gahring) kS. Married Adrienne Celeste Angeletti, March 21, 1951. Children: Adrienne C., Jonathan C., Marjorie P., Elizabeth H., Lesley C.

Walter Otheman Snelling

Marjorie (Gahring) Snelling

Adrienne Celeste Angeletti

Adrienne C. Snelling

Jonathan C. Snelling

Marjorie P. Snelling

Elizabeth H. Snelling

Lesley C. Snelling