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Geoffrey Rootes

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1917 - 1992

1917 Born at Loose in Kent, elder son of William Rootes

1956 As one of the sons of the founders of Rootes Group, he took up a senior position in the company as MD of the manufacturing companies. [1]

1967 to 1973 Chairman of the business (by then a subsidiary of Chrysler Corporation)

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Tuesday, Jul 17, 1956
  • Biography of William Geoffrey Rootes, ODNB [1]