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   William Crapo Durant - family background

Page entitled : family background of GM founder William C. Durant

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The family background of General Motors founder William Crapo Durant, notably his grand-father Henry Howland Crapo, millionaire lumberman and Michigan governor


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... the flamboyant founder of General Motors, a man who made a fortune, lost it, made another fortune and lost it again, had the seeds for his outstanding success and eventual failure in his genes. Through his mother, Rebecca Fowler Crapo, he was a grandson of Henry Howland Crapo, one of Michigan's first lumber millionaires and twice governor of the state  ...

 

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