John North Willys Edit Profile
Public school education.
Began in bicycle business, Canandaigua, 1890. Removed to Elmira, New York, and organized the Elmira Arms Company, also engaged in selling automobiles on an extensive scale. Purchased the Indianapolis plant of the Overland Automobile Company, 1907, and 2 years later purchased the Pope Toledo plant at Toledo.
Later Chairman of the Board and co-receiver The Willys-Overland Company, Toledo, also of Willys-Morrow Company, Elmira, New York. Ambassador to Poland, 1930-1932, resigned.
Married Isabel Van Wie, December, 1897.