Du PONT, HENRY ALGERNON
Du Pont graduated from West Point at the head of his class and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his distinguished service and gallantry at Cedar Creek during the Civil War. In 1875, he was persuaded by his father to leave the military in favor of management at the family's powder firm. Here he was placed in charge of negotiations with officials of other firms and arranging the transportation of products by rail. From this connection, Henry was elected President of the Wilmington and Northern Railroad in May of 1879, thus signing this certificate. In 1902 he declined the Presidency of Du Pont, instead choosing retirement to his personal affairs.

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Wilmington & Northern Railroad - Signed By Henry A. Dupont

 Du PONT, HENRY ALGERNON
1897, Delaware. Stock certificate for 30 shares of the Wilmigton and Northern Railroad. Vignette of shipyard at center, state seals at left and right. Signed as president by HENRY ALGERNON duPONT (1838-1926). Henry graduated from West Point at the head of his class and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his distinguished service and gallantry at Cedar Creek during the Civil War. In 1875, he was persuaded by his father to leave the military in favor of management at the family's powder firm. Here he was placed in charge of negotiations with officials of other firms and arranging the transportation of products by rail. From this connection, Henry was elected President of the Wilmington and Northern Railroad in May of 1879, thus signing this certificate. In 1902 he declined the Presidency of DuPont, instead choosing retirement to his personal affairs. Line cancellations affect duPont's signature, but still very readable. Cut cancellation over company seal causing small hole. Fine.
Catalog: # SB-3571
State: Delaware
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $145.00