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Walter Chrysler
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Automaker
    (April 2, 1875-August 18, 1940)
    President of Buick Motors (1912-19)
    V.P. of General Motors (1916-20)
    Founder of Chrysler Corporation (1925)
    Acquired Dodge (1928)
    Time Man of the Year (1928)
    He accumulated his competitors.
    Although he was a proponent for the rural life, his improvement of cars may have shifted the rural population to the city and suburbs.
    When he got his first car, 'The Locomobile,' he took it apart and put it back together three times before he tried to drive it.
    He left Chevrolet and G.M. to Dave Willy-Overland and later Chalmers and Maxwell (bankruptcy - 1920).
    Under his leadership, Chrysler developed disc brakes, fully automatic transmission and safety rims.
    He was the owner of the tallest skyscraper in the world, 'The Chrysler Building,' (1928) until it was dwarfed by the Empire State Building (1931).
    He helped design the 'car of the future,' nicknamed Airflow, that took box shaped cars into a rounder design (1934).
    He was famous for his mechanical skills and if he saw a car broken down on the highway, he would get out and repair it.
    He would then give the car owner his car and advise him to buy a Chrysler next time.
    Concerning the Chrysler building, he said 'I like to build things, I like to do things. I am having a lot of fun going thoroughly into everything with the architect.'
    He said when he hired his workers, he looked for three things - honesty, loyalty and ability.
    He said you can teach someone to build a car through experience.
    For 2018, as of last week, Out of 11 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 8 Votes: 12.50% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 114 Votes: 58.77% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 14 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 16 Votes: 43.75% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 14 Votes: 35.71% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 13 Votes: 46.15% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 28 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 202 Votes: 67.82% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 243 Votes: 43.62% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 8388 Votes: 38.94% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 7846 Votes: 36.74% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 2182 Votes: 43.31% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 6147 Votes: 40.96% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 6581 Votes: 43.61% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1600 Votes: 47.00% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 9546 Votes: 66.64% Annoying
 
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