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Francis C. Reith

automotive executive

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