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James Sims Reid

physician , inventor , manufacturer executive.

James Sims Reid, American physician, inventor, manufacturer executive. Served with United States Army, World War I; Mason.


Reid, James Sims was born on November 22, 1894 in Yazoo City, Mississippi, United States. Son of William H. and Sallie (Luse) Reid.


Student (mechanic engineering) Mississippi Agricultural and Mech. College (Starkville, Mississippi), business college Atlanta, U. Tennessee. Doctor of Medicine, University Louisville, 1916.


Of Health, Cleveland, 2 years. Formed Easy-on-Cap (for automobiles) Company, 1921, serving as president until 1928. Founded Standard Products Company, manufacturers rubber window channel and weatherstrips, plastic interior and exterior trim, other automotive products, with plants in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, later Chairman of the Board and chief Executive officer, now Chairman of the Board.


Served with United States Army, World War I. Mason.; Clubs: Union, Tavern, Detroit Athletic. Inventor products and appliances pioneering in fields served by companies he established.


Married Felice Crowl, August 16,1924. Children: James Sims, George McKay, Margaret C. With Board.

William H. Reid

Sallie (Luse) Reid

Felice Crowl

James Sims Reid

George McKay Reid

Margaret C. With Bd Reid