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Robert Samuel McLaughlin (1871-1972)

Parkwood

Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted November, 2010

Parkwood Robert McLaughlin 1836-1921

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The Region of Durham
The City of Oshawa
To the right of his former home
on Simcoe Street North just north of Adelaide Street


Coordinates: N 43 54.286 W 78 52.052

Map

Plaque Text

A famous industrialist and philanthropist, "Colonel Sam" McLaughlin was a founder of the automotive industry in Canada. Involved in the manufacture of carriages and sleighs for his family business, he foresaw the importance of the automobile and adapted his McLaughlin Carriage Works for automotive production. He partnered with Buick Motor Company in 1907 and later with Chevrolet. In 1918, his companies were incorporated into General Motors of Canada. His shrewd business skills led to a vice-presidency at the American parent company, confirming his strong ties with this industrial giant, and his leadership of it in both countries.


Other plaques at this location
R.S. "Sam" McLaughlin, C.C., 1871-1972
Parkwood

Related Ontario plaque
Robert McLaughlin 1836-1921

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