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Cyrus Richard Osborn

Cyrus Richard Osborn, American executive. Served as private, United States Army, 1918-1919.; Member Society Automotive Engineers, Phi Delta Theta, Tau Beta Pi.


  • Osborn, Cyrus Richard was born on August 27, 1897 in Dayton, Ohio, United States. Son of Cyrus and Stella (Hopkins) Osborn.

  • Education

    • Master of Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 1921, Honorary Doctor of Science, 1948.


    • Technology engineer Overseas Motor Services Corporation, 1923-1926, general manager, 1926-1929. Vice president in charge manufacturing General Motors Export Company, 1929-1932. Managing director General Motors Nordiska, Stockholm, Sweden, 1932-1934.

      Assistant to general manager, General Motors Export Division, 1934-1936. General manager, Adam Opel, Russelsheim, Germany, 1936-1940. Assistant to vice president, General Motors Corporation, 1940-1941, assistant group executive, 1941-1943, vice president General Motors Corporation, general manager Electro-Motive div., 1943-1950, vice president in charge engine group General Motors Corporation, 1950-1959, director, 1951-1963, executive vice president engine divisions, 1959-1963.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Served as private, United States Army, 1918-1919. Member Society Automotive Engineers, Phi Delta Theta, Tau Beta Pi. Clubs: Detroit, Bloomfield Hills Country, Economic.


    • Married Jeannette Powell, February 20, 1926. Children: Sarah Ann, Cyrus William.
    • father: Cyrus Osborn
    • mother: Stella (Hopkins) Osborn
    • spouse: Jeannette Powell
    • children: Sarah Ann Osborn
    • Cyrus William Osborn
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    Born August 27, 1897
    Died November 15, 1968
    (aged 71)