Chuck Jordan (automobile designer)
|Charles Morrell "Chuck" Jordan|
October 21, 1927|
|Died||December 9, 2010
|Known for||GM VP of Design|
While a junior at MIT he entered the first post war Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild competition, winning first prize and a $4000 scholarship. At the award ceremony, Harley Earl's assistant Howard O'Leary invited him to come to GM when he completed his studies. He accepted the invitation and started with GM in 1949.
One of his first projects was the Aerotrain, completed when he was 28 years old. He rose to director of design for Cadillac in 1957, being chief designer of the 1959 Cadillac, an epitome of fin design (although it was well underway when he arrived.) He also spent time with GM Europe as head of design for Opel.
- AutoWeek Magazine http://www.autoweek.com/article/20101210/CARNEWS/101219992
- Los Angeles Times http://articles.latimes.com/2010/dec/19/local/la-me-chuck-jordan-20101219
- "Interview: Chuck Jordan, GM's Chief Designer". Motor Trend. January 2006. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
- Tremont, Marianne; Lamm, Michael (Spring 1987). "The Biography of C.M.Jordan". Car Styling. Car Styling Publishing Co. 58: 30–36.
- USA Today. "Retired GM Design Boss Chuck Jordan Dies After Decades of Stunners" http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2010/12/retired-gm-design-boss-chuck-jordan-dies-after-decades-of-stunners/1
- Jeff Glucker RSS feed. "Fabled GM design chief Chuck Jordan dead at 83". Autoblog.com. Retrieved 2011-12-31.
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