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James E. Goodman

James E. Goodman, American manufacturer executive. Member American Ordnance Association, Society Automotive Engineers; Mason, Elk.


  • Goodman, James E. was born on December 11, 1904 in Union City, Indiana, United States. Son of George S. and Martha I. (Evans) Goodman.

  • Education

    • Student in public schools.


    • 1 son, Jack Vincent. Joined Fisher body div. General Motors Corporation, Norwood, O., 1925, resident manager, 1936, assistant resident manager, Flint, Michigan, 1939, resident manager, 1941. Oakland, California, 1938.

      Assistant director tank div., Detroit, 1942, director, 1945. Executive assistant to general manufacturing manager, 1946, assistant general manager Buick-Oldsmobile-Pontiac assembly div., 1947, general manager, 1948-1952, vice president General Motors Corporation, general manager Fisher Body div., 1952-1958, vice president, group executive body, assembly divisions, 1958-1961, executive vice president, since 1961, member Executive Committee, director, since 1958. Chairman regents General Motors Institute, 1958-1961.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Member American Ordnance Association, Society Automotive Engineers. Mason, Elk.; Clubs: City (Flint).


    • Married Ruth O. Thompson, 1929.
    • father: George S. Goodman
    • mother: Martha I. (Evans) Goodman
    • spouse: Ruth O. Thompson
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    Born December 11, 1904
    Died January 15, 1966
    (aged 61)