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Reginald Claude Rootes

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Sir Reginald Claude Rootes (1896-1977), was the founder with his brother William Rootes of the Rootes Group

1896 Born on the 20th October at Goudhurst, Kent the son of William Rootes, cycle and motor engineer.[1]

1946 Reginald Rootes was knighted for his work setting up shadow factories.

1945-46 President of the SMMT

1977 Died aged 81 years.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 The Times, Wednesday, Dec 21, 1977