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Philip Mallory

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Philip Rogers Mallory
BornNovember 11, 1885
DiedNovember 16, 1975 (1975-11-17) (aged 90)
OccupationFounder of Duracell International

Philip Rogers Mallory (November 11, 1885 - November 16, 1975) was an American businessman and the founder of the company that is now known as Duracell International. Rather than making a career in his family's shipping business, he founded his own manufacturing company, the P. R. Mallory Company. Starting as a manufacturer of tungsten filament wire, his company later became The Mallory Battery Company and is now known as Duracell International.

Early life and education[edit]

He attended Yale and Columbia universities.[1]


In 1942, Samuel Ruben and Mallory developed the mercury cell which was considered a breakthrough in battery manufacturing.[2]


Mallory served as Commodore of American Yacht Club in the 1920s.[3]

Personal life[edit]

His parents were Cora Pynchon and Henry Rogers Mallory, son of Charles Henry Mallory. His siblings were Clifford Day Mallory and Cora Pynchon Mallory. He had three children, Henry Rogers Mallory, Dorothea Mallory Grantham and Barron Mallory. His grandchildren include Sandra Mallory Constabile, Susan Pynchon Dunn, Sally Mallory Morris, Dodie Fuhr, Mallory Grantham, Philip Grantham, David Grantham, Peter Mallory, Muffy Mallory, George Mallory and Betsy Mallory. and great-grandchildren include Beau Roberts, Sally Roberts Han, Scott Roberts, Erin Constabile, Christy Gilbert, Tom Constabile, Kerry Constabile, Liz Constabile Letvinchuk, Amanda Heisner, April Fuhr, Ashley Fuhr, Andrew Morris, Taylor Morris, Sarah Grantham, Heeth Grantham, Jamie Grantham, Elizabeth Mallory, Meredith Mallory, Philip Mallory, George Mallory MacCleve, Katherine Mallory. [1]


  1. ^ a b Peter Mallory Families
  2. ^ "Electric Battery History - Invention of the Electric Battery". ideafinder.com. Archived from the original on 22 February 2019. Retrieved 17 February 2011.
  3. ^ "87 Yachts, Including Several New Craft, Compete in the Seasons Biggest Regatta". New York Times. June 28, 1925. p. 5.

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