David Dunbar Buick

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Birthday
17, 1854
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Mar 5, 1929 (74)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
17, 1854
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Mar 5, 1929 (74)

About

Scottish-American inventor, mechanic, and entrepreneur who founded the Buick Motor Company.

Before Fame

He worked in his younger years for a plumbing manufacturing business and also invented and patented a lawn sprinkler before turning his attention to internal combustion engines.

Trivia

His Buick Motor Company could not have existed without the help of financier Benjamin Briscoe.

Family Life

He moved with his family from Scotland to Detroit, Michigan, when he was two years old.

Associated With

His company was incorporated into the General Motors Company by William Durant.