Charles Stewart Mott

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Charles Stewart Mott (b. June 2, 1875 d.1973) was a US industrialist and philanthopist who was born in Newark, New Jersey. His parents were John Coon Mott and Isabella Turmball Stewart. He began a bicycle wheel making business (Weston-Mott Co.), which he moved to Flint, Michigan in 1905 in a merger with Buick. The company was later bought by General Motors in exchange for GM stock. Mott served on the GM Board of Directors until his death in 1973.

He was mayor of Flint in 1912, 1913, and in 1918 and he was Vice-President of General Motors in 1916.

He married Ethel Culbert Harding and they had three children, Aimee, Elsa and C. S. Harding, before Ethel died in 1924. He went on to marry his sixth cousin Ruth Rawlings, by whom he also had three children (Susan Elizabeth, Stewart Rawlings, and Maryanne Turnbull).

He died in Flint at the age of 97 in 1973.

Mott Community College was founded on the estate of the Mott family.

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