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Frank A. Seiberling

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

1906 - 1921

Automotive & Aerospace

1900 b. 1859
male
Personal
Born-Died1859 - 1955
BirthplaceOhio (OH)
RaceWhite
FatherOwner, Small Business
Era - 1900

Despite being forced out of his firm during its post World War I financial troubles, Seiberling’s diligence and faith in the growth of the rubber business allowed his company to become the largest manufacturer of both carriage and automobile tires. When the firm began in 1898, it struggled to make a profit, but after Seiberling hired an astute MIT engineer and poured money into product development, Goodyear was producing about 40,000 tires per day and had revenues of $205 million.