William C. Durant

Businessperson, Organization founder

1861 – 1947

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Who was William C. Durant?

William Crapo "Billy" Durant was a leading pioneer of the United States automobile industry, who created the system of multi-brand holding companies with different lines of cars; and the co-founder of General Motors with Frederic L. Smith, and of Chevrolet with Louis Chevrolet.

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Born
Dec 8, 1861
Boston
Also known as
  • William Durant
  • William “Billy” Durant
Children
Ethnicity
  • French American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Boston
  • Flint
Died
Mar 18, 1947
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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