Harlow Curtice

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Birthday
15, 1893
Birthplace
Petrieville, MI
Death Date
Nov 3, 1962 (69)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
15, 1893
Birthplace
Petrieville, MI
Death Date
Nov 3, 1962 (69)

About

President of General Motors for much of the 1950s who led its development of the Corvette and the capturing of 60 percent of the market.

Before Fame

He paid his way through Ferris State University by working odd jobs, and then joined AC Spark Plugs, a GM subsidiary, as a bookkeeper.

Trivia

He joined GM first as an executive of Buick, and he helped introduce many of the brand's popular models; after WW II he led GM to the first-ever billon-dollar profit year.

Family Life

He was born in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, his father Marion Joel Curtice a fruit wholesaler.

Associated With

He and the car designer, John DeLorean, were both GM presidents.