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Carl E. Wickman

Greyhound Corporation

1930 - 1946

Transportation

1930 b. 1887
male
Personal
Born-Died1887 - 1954
BirthplaceSweden
RaceWhite
Era - 1930

In 1926, with a colleague named Orville Caesar, he formed the holding company that would eventually become Greyhound. Wickman, seeing that an increased bus transportation system was beneficial to both bus companies and the seemingly competitive railroad firms, formed a 50-50 partnership with rail companies that allowed Greyhoundís holdings to expand rapidly and cheaply. This extensive system later enabled Wickmanís corporation to become one of the leading bus transport services in the United States.