Frank Seiberling

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Birthday
6, 1859
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Aug 1, 1955 (95)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
6, 1859
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Aug 1, 1955 (95)

About

Co-founder of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company who oversaw the use of his material for everything from tires to raincoats.

Before Fame

He started out working for his father's J.F. Seiberling Company making farm equipment before a financial crisis forced him to switch careers.

Trivia

He purchased a strawboard factory in Akron, Ohio, and started manufacturing rubber, naming his company after the inventor of vulcanized rubber.

Family Life

He was born in Western Star, Ohio, near Akron.

Associated With

He named his company after Charles Goodyear who died bankrupt four decades before Sieberling's company was launched.