1908 : General Motors Incorporated in New Jersey

September 16, 2023 all-day

William C. “Billy” Durant was working from his office at Buick headquarters in Flint when he began putting together the deals to create GM. The company’s first headquarters was on Flint’s Hamilton Avenue.

GM’s incorporation papers were filed in New Jersey on Sept. 16, 1908. The first GM car was a Buick built in Flint on Oct. 1, 1908.

For more information see Ron Fonger, “104 years ago today: General Motors was born in Flint”, MLive, September 16, 2012.

For another, see Zlati Meyer, “This week in Michigan history: William Crapo Durant creates GM”, Detroit Free Press, September 15, 2013.

Trivia : William Durant was the grandson of former Governor Henry Crapo.

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