Pierrepont Burt Noyes (Pierrepont Burt Noyes)

Pierrepont Burt Noyes

Business Executive. The son of Oneida Community founder John Humphrey Noyes, he studied at Colgate and Harvard Universities and joined Oneida Limited, the corporation formed from the Oneida Community commune after the death of John Humphrey Noyes. Pierrepont Noyes became the company’s President and focused its effort on producing one product, and under his leadership Oneida Limited became the world’s largest producer of silverware and stainless steel flatware. During World War I he worked for the federal government as Assistant Fuel Administrator, and afterwards served as the US Representative on the Allied Commission that administered the Rhineland after Germany’s defeat. After returning home Noyes wrote books and articles on foreign affairs and current events, advocating more liberal reparations payments for Germany and US membership in the League of Nations. He was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Congress in 1928.  In 1933 he was appointed President of the Saratoga Springs Authority and oversaw construction of a resort at the famous spa as part of a state-sponsored redevelopment plan.  Noyes was also a writer, and in 1927 authored “Pallid Giant”, a novel that anticipated the development of nuclear weapons, and was later republished as “Gentlemen: You Are Mad!”.  He also published two autobiographical volumes, 1937’s “My Father’s House” and 1958’s “A Goodly Heritage”. (bio by: Bill McKern)  Family links:  Parents:  John Humphrey Noyes (1811 – 1886)  Harriet Maria Worden (1840 – 1891)  Spouse:  Corrina Ackley Noyes Noyes (1872 – 1968)*  Children:  Constance P. Noyes Robertson (1897 – 1985)*  Barbara Worden Noyes Smith (1906 – 1999)*  Pierrepont Trowbridge Noyes (1914 – 1992)*  Siblings:  Theodore Richard Noyes (1841 – 1903)**  Victor Noyes Cragin (1847 – 1926)**  Constance Bradley Noyes Reeve (1849 – 1917)**  Jessie C. Baker Kinsley (1858 – 1938)**  John Humphrey Noyes (1869 – 1940)**  Pierrepont Burt Noyes (1870 – 1959)  Holton Van Velzer Noyes (1871 – 1953)**  Gertrude Hayes Noyes Noyes (1871 – 1951)**  Godfrey Barron Noyes (1873 – 1893)**  Irene Campbell Newhouse Noyes (1873 – 1956)**  Dorothy H. N. B. Noyes Leonard (1876 – 1963)** *Calculated relationship**Half-sibling


  • August, 18, 1870
  • USA


  • April, 04, 1959
  • USA


  • Oneida Community Cemetery
  • USA

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