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Stephen F. Briggs

Outboard Motors Corporation

1929 - 1963

Fabricated Goods

1920 b. 1885
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateSouth Dakota State College
Personal
Born-Died1885 - 1976
BirthplaceSouth Dakota (SD)
RaceWhite
Era - 1920

Initially a spark plug manufacturer, Briggs was the co-founder of Briggs & Stratton Corporation in 1909 and organized Outboard Motors Corporation in 1929. He was instrumental in expanding the recreational boating industry with Outboard’s products. During his 34 year CEO tenure, he increased earnings from $300,000 to over $10 million.