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Walter Chrysler

(1875-1940)

  • Born in Wamego, grew up in Ellis
  • Always liked to work on engines
  • Bought his first car in 1908
  • Worked for the Buick car company
  • Bought his own company in 1925
  • Chrysler Corporation became the second largest car company in the nation

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In 2011, Walter Chrysler was selected as one of the 25 Notable Kansans by Governor Brownback's Blue Ribbon Panel for Kansas History.

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