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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.

Background

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

Education

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

Career

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.

Membership

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.

Connections

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

father:
William H. Reid

mother:
Sallie (Luse) Reid

spouse:
Felice Crowl

children:
James Sims Reid

George McKay Reid

Margaret C. With Bd Reid