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Leonard A. Yerkes

business executive.

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