Red Curtice Letters, Part 1: Welcome to the General Motors’ presidency

Harlow H. “Red” Curtice was appointed president of General Motors Corporation in 1952, replacing Charles E. Wilson, who had just been nominated for Secretary of Defense by president-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower. It was a heady moment not only for Curtice and his wife Dorothy, but also for those who held GM in high regard. Curtice received scores of congratulatory letters and cards, which are preserved in scrapbooks at the Scharchburg Archives (http://www.kettering.edu/library/scharchburgArchives.jsp) of Kettering University, in Flint, Michigan. I have read many of them and made this transcript. … More Red Curtice Letters, Part 1: Welcome to the General Motors’ presidency