William S. Knudsen Photo

William S. Knudsen

Born: Mar 25, 1879

Death: Apr 27, 1948

Birthplace: Copenhagen

Profession: Businessperson

Nationality: United States

William S. Knudsen

Date of Birth : Mar 25, 1879
Date of Death : Apr 27, 1948
Birth Place : Copenhagen

William Signius Knudsen was a leading automotive industry executive. His experience and success as a key senior manager in the operations sides of Ford Motor Company and later General Motors led the Franklin Roosevelt Administration to commission him as a Lieutenant General in the United States Army to help lead the United States' war materiel production efforts for World War II.


  • Businessperson

Also known as

  • William Knudsen


  • Semon Knudsen
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