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Harlow H. Curtice

General Motors Corporation

1953 - 1958

Automotive & Aerospace

Military ServiceArmy
1950 b. 1893
Born-Died1893 - 1962
BirthplaceMichigan (MI)
FatherOwner, Small Business
Era - 1950

Curtice took the helm of General Motors during the height of the post-war automobile boom. He dramatically impacted the boom by approving a $1 billion investment in the company. In so doing, General Motors expanded the scale and scope of its operations even though it was already the largest corporation in the world. During his tenure, GM became the first US company to record over $1 billion in profits.