Vance, Harold Sines
- Alan R. Raucher
Vance, Harold Sines (22 August 1890–31 August 1959), automotive executive and government official, was born in Port Huron, Michigan, the son of Samuel W. Vance, a lawyer and circuit judge, and Carrie Sines. After attending public schools and reading law with the partner of his deceased father, he unsuccessfully sought appointment to the U.S. Military Academy. In 1910 he took a job as a mechanic’s apprentice in a local machine shop owned by the Everitt-Metzger-Flanders (EMF) Company, a Detroit manufacturer of cars and car parts....