Walter Lorenzo Marr

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Walter Lorenzo Marr
Born (1865-08-14)August 14, 1865
Lexington, Michigan
Died December 11, 1941(1941-12-11) (aged 76)
Occupation Automotive engineer
Employer Marr Auto-Car Company
Children Walter Durant Marr

Walter Lorenzo Marr (August 14, 1865 - December 11, 1941) was the creator of the Marr Auto-Car Company from 1903-1904.[1] He was the first Chief Engineer for Buick from 1904-1918.[2]


He was born on August 14, 1865, in Lexington, Michigan.[3]

He created the Marr Auto-Car Company in 1903.[1] He was the first Chief Engineer for Buick from 1904-1918.[2]

He died on December 11, 1941.[4]


His papers are archived at Kettering University.[5] He had a vacation home at Signal Mountain, Tennessee.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Bicycle Policemen Capture Three After Long, Hard Chases.". New York Times. January 19, 1905. Retrieved 2009-07-23. Walter L. Marr of Detroit who has a reputation as a designer of automobiles and as a racing chauffeur, and who is exhibiting machines at the Madison Square Garden for a manufacturer, was arrested while giving a prospective customer a ride up in Lexington Avenue yesterday afternoon, charged with failing to display a license number on the machine. 
  2. ^ a b Beverly Rae Kimes & James H. Cox. Walter L. Marr - Buick's Amazing Engineer. 
  3. ^ "Remembering Signal Mountain's Walter Marr". The Chattanoogan. October 13, 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-23. Born on Aug. 14, 1865, in Lake Huron, Mich., just days after the Civil War ended, he came from humble origins, In fact, Mr. Marr began working at a young age to help support his family. 
  4. ^ "Walter L. Marr". New York Times. December 12, 1941. Retrieved 2009-07-23. Walter L. Marr, pioneer automotive engineer and originator of the ... Mr. Marr was born in Lexington, Mich., and began his mechanical career in 1882 as an ... 
  5. ^ "Walter L. Marr". Kettering University. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  6. ^ John Shearer (October 13, 2008). "Remembering Signal Mountain's Walter Marr". Chattanoogan. 

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