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Francis C. Reith

Francis C. Reith, American automotive executive. Decorated Legion of Merit, Legion of Honor (France). Served as Lieutenant colonel United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946.; Member Society Automotive Engineers, American Ordnance Association, National Association Accountants, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Background

  • Reith, Francis C. was born on September 4, 1914 in Des Moines, Iowa, United States. Son of Frank S. and Emma (Carlson) Reith.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Commercial Science, Drake U., 1936.

    Career

    • With General Electric Credit Corporation, Dallas and New Orleans, 1936-1941. With Ford Motor Company, Detroit, 1946-1957, beginning as manager budget department, successively manager product programming Ford division, manager product and facility programming, managing director and vice Chairman of the Board, Ford of France, special executive office executive vice president car and truck divisions, 1946-1955, vice president, general manager Mercury division, 1955-1957. President Crosley Division Avco Manufacturing Corporation, since 1957.

      Vice president Avco Manufacturing Corporation, since 1957.

    Membership

    Served as Lieutenant colonel United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946. Member Society Automotive Engineers, American Ordnance Association, National Association Accountants, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Clubs: Queen City, Hyde Park Country, Detroit Athletic.

    Connections

    • Married Maxine Wallace, September 20, 1945. Children: Donna, Francis C., Charles.
    • father: Frank S. Reith
    • mother: Emma (Carlson) Reith
    • spouse: Maxine Wallace
    • children: Donna Reith
    • Francis C. Reith
    • Charles Reith
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    Born September 4, 1914
    Died July 3, 1960
    (aged 45)
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