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Beadle, W. J. (Walter Jay), 1896-1988



  • Existence: 1896 - 1988

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

W.J. Beadle, 1962 June 19

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 2
Accession: 1970-370
Scope and Content:

Interviewer: Norman B. Wilkinson

Beadle describes his career with DuPont in the paint operations division, and later the development department and the treasury department. He also describes DuPont's relationship with General Motors, how DuPont acquired different companies and expanded in the 1920s and 1930s, and the motivations of the management, including the trajectory of development within the corporation. He describes the beginnings of DuPont International, his movement to the financial aspect of the business, his impressions of du Pont family members, and developing pension and trust plans.

Dates: 1962 June 19