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Harvey Samuel Firestone


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.

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Full Name Harvey Samuel Firestone
Date Of Birth December 20, 1868
Died February 7, 1938, Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Place Of Birth Columbiana, OH
Profession Entrepreneur
Education Columbiana High School
Nationality American
Spouse Idabelle Smith Firestone
Children Harvey S. Firestone Jr., Leonard Firestone, Elizabeth Idabell Firestone
Star Sign Sagittarius

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1Children: 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).
2Grandfather of Brooks Firestone. Great-grandfather of Andrew Firestone.
3Was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 1974.
4Is 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.
5In 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.
6Firestone 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 Road1953Documentary shortHimself (home movie footage) (uncredited)

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American Experience2013TV Series documentaryHimself
I Never Forget a Face1956Short documentaryHimself

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