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Penn Virginia Corporation

 Organization

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

E.B. Leisenring, Jr., papers

 Collection
Accession: 2558
Abstract:

E.B. (Edward Barnes) “Ted” Leisenring Jr. (1926-2011) was the CEO of a fourth-generation family coal-mining business. He was president of Westmoreland Coal from 1961 to 1988, and remained as chairman of the board until 1992. This collection consists of the Philadelphia corporate executive's business and personal papers and his immediate family, with estate papers of his father, mother and paternal grandfather.

Dates: 1888-2011; Majority of material found within 1953-2004

Penn Virginia Corporation records

 Collection
Accession: 1764
Abstract:

Penn Virginia Corporation was an oil and gas company, incorporated as the Virginia Coal & Iron Company on January 6, 1882. It was one of many firms established by a group of interrelated entrepreneurs headed by John Leisenring (1819-1884), a Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania, civil and mining engineer. The name changed to Penn Virigina Corporation in 1967. The records of Penn Virginia Corporation cover the development and operations of the Virginia Coal & Iron Company, a large southern Appalachian land company, with some information on its immediate neighbors and local support facilities.

Dates: 1864-1981

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Bituminous coal industry 1
Coal miners 1
Coal mines and mining 1
Coal mines and mining -- Safety measures 1
Coal preparation 1