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John North Willys

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John North Willys, (October 25, 1873-August 26, 1935) was an American automotive pioneer and statesman.

1908 John North Willys bought the Overland Automotive Division of Standard Wheel Company which later was renamed Willys-Overland Motor Co

1919 Crossley Motors and John North Willys on behalf of Willys-Overland agreed to set up a British operation to import, manufacture and sell a high volume of cars based on the Overland 4 model, Willys Overland Crossley

1935 Willys died in Florida

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