William Rootes

William Rootes

Born: August 17, 1894

Died: December 12, 1964

Nationality: English


Biography: William Edward Rootes, 1st Baron Rootes was a noted Coventry motor manufacturer. He opened his first car sales agency in 1913, leading to the global Rootes Group. During the Second World War he supervised the volume manufacture of aircraft and engines, as well as the supply of military motor vehicles and armoured fighting vehicles.