December 8th marks a milestone: the birth of William Durant, the founder of General Motors.

Durant, a high school drop-out,  first became involved in the vehicle industry by making horse-drawn carriages. Later he founded Buick and Chevrolet and put both under the banner of General Motors. (Hmmm. Sounds like precedence of things to come.) He would later found his own company, Durant Motors.

I was surprised when Mr. Durant was not listed as one of the top five Auto Execs. It would have been interesting to know the great man's thoughts on the heirs to his company.

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