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Kaufman T. Keller

Chrysler Corporation

1935 - 1950

Automotive & Aerospace

Military ServiceArmy
1930 b. 1885
Born-Died1885 - 1966
BirthplacePennsylvania (PA)
FatherFarmer / Rancher
Era - 1930

Under Keller’s leadership, Chrysler Corporation became second among the world’s largest auto producers (Plymouth, Dodge, DeSoto and Chrysler). During his tenure, the firm pioneered many of the engineering advances that are standard today, including high-compression engines and four-wheel hydraulic brakes. At the end of 1947, it had total assets of $487 million and sales over $1 billion.