Colbert, Lester

Colbert, Lester (Lum)

(1905–  ) automobile executive; born in Oakwood, Texas. A Harvard-trained lawyer, he practiced briefly in New York before joining Chrysler Corporation as an attorney; in his 30 years there (1933–65), he was president of the Dodge division (1946–51), president and chairman of Chrysler (1950–61), and chairman of Chrysler Corporation of Canada (1961–65).
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