William H. Davidson (motorcycle racer)

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William Herbert Davidson
Born (1905-09-02)September 2, 1905
Died May 18, 1992(1992-05-18) (aged 87)
Elm Grove, Wisconsin
Alma mater University of Wisconsin–Madison
Occupation President of Harley-Davidson, 1942–1971
Relatives William A. Davidson, father
Willie G. Davidson, son

William Herbert Davidson[1] (September 2, 1905 – May 18, 1992, Elm Grove, Wisconsin) was president of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles from 1942 to 1971.[2] His father, William A. Davidson, was one of the company founders[3] and his son Willie G. Davidson was a company vice-president.

In 1930 he won the AMA National Enduro Champion title.[4]

Davidson was inducted to the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999.[4]