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Residence  Wilmington, Delaware
Other names  Felix du Pont

Name  A. du
Political party  Democratic Party
A. Felix du Pont A Felix du Pont 2006 Inductee
Born  April 14, 1879 (1879-04-14) Wilmington, Delaware
Resting place  Old Saint Anne's Church Cemetery
Occupation  Businessman, philanthropist
Known for  Vice-President, E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Founder, St. Andrew's School
Board member of  DuPont, St. Andrew's School
Died  June 29, 1948, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, United States
Education  University of Pennsylvania (1901)
Children  A. Felix du Pont, Jr., Richard Chichester du Pont, Alice du Pont Mills
Parents  A. Felix du Pont, Jr., Francis Gurney du Pont
Grandchildren  Richard Chichester du Pont, Alice du Pont Mills

Alexis Felix du Pont, Sr. (April 14, 1879 – June 29, 1948) was a member of the American du Pont family who served as a vice president and director of E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. and a philanthropist who helped found St. Andrew's School in Middletown, Delaware.

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Biography

He was born on April 14, 1879, to Francis Gurney du Pont and Elise Wigfall Simons. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1901.

He started work at E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. in 1900 and was made director in 1915 and vice president in 1919.

Felix du Pont died on June 29, 1948, in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. He was buried in Old Saint Anne's Church Cemetery in Middletown, Delaware.

Marriage

In 1902, he married Mary R. Chichester. She was the daughter of Washington Bowie Chichester of Leesburg, Virginia. On September 3, 1937, they divorced in Reno, Nevada. Later that same day he married Ann Marvel of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. She was the daughter of Judge David Marvel of the Superior Court in Wilmington, Delaware.

Legacy

His son, Alexis Felix du Pont, Jr., co-founded the All American Aviation Company, predecessor of US Airways Group, Inc., which merged with AMR Corporation in 2013 to form the world's largest airline. In 1897, he co-founded The University of Pennsylvania Band.

References

A. Felix du Pont Wikipedia


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