Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Errett Lobban Cord
Local man [Warrensburg, Missouri] makes good in the car industry with his insistance on front wheel drive. His manufacturing company was quite sound throughout the depression.
U.S. automobile manufacturer, advocate of front-wheel-drive vehicles. Cord, still in his twenties when he arrived at the Auburn Automobile Company, had a talent for seeking and hiring young, innovative minds, full of drive and ambition. Cord was a brilliant, complex industrialist who helped personal and public transportation come of age. He is best known today for Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg automobiles, Cord's greatest talent may have been his unparalleled ability to construct an automotive empire durable enough to thrive during the darkest years of the Great Depression.
Errett Lobban Cord [Wikipedia]