Founded the Firestone Wheel and Rubber Firm, which was among the first manufacturers of automobile wheels. He worked well for the Columbus Buggy Organization after his senior high school graduation. He was among the three market leaders of American market at that time, alongside Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. He previously seven kids with Isabelle Smith whom he wedded in November of 1895. He and Andre Michelin both pioneered the developing of automobile wheels.
|1||Children: Harry Harvey (b/d April 1897), Harvey, Jr. (1898-1973), Russell Allen (1901-1951), Leonard Kimball (1907-1996) Raymond Christie (1908-1994), Roger Stanley (1912-1970), and Elizabeth (1914-1941).|
|2||Grandfather of Brooks Firestone. Great-grandfather of Andrew Firestone.|
|3||Was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 1974.|
|4||Is the founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, one of the first global makers of automobile tires and an important contributor to North American economic growth in the 20th century.|
|5||In 1904 he joined Henry Ford to make rubber tires for the newly popular automobiles. The Ford-Firestone corporate marriage was later cemented when Ford's grandson William Clay Ford wed Martha Firestone, granddaughter of Harvey, who then became parents of current Ford Motor Company Chairman, William Clay Ford Jr.|
|6||Firestone High School in Akron, Ohio is named in his honor. Also, the main library of Princeton University is named Firestone Library in his honor. It is among the largest university libraries in the world.|
|The American Road||1953||Documentary short||Himself (home movie footage) (uncredited)|
|American Experience||2013||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|I Never Forget a Face||1956||Short documentary||Himself|
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