Donner, Frederic Garrett
- Yanek Mieczkowski
Donner, Frederic Garrett (04 October 1902–28 February 1987), automobile industry executive, was born in Three Oaks, Michigan, the son of Frank Donner, an accountant for the Warren Featherbone Company, which manufactured corset stays and buggy whips, and Cornelia Zimmerman. During high school Donner worked in a bank and a drug store. He enrolled at the University of Michigan and compiled a sterling academic record, benefiting from his contact with his economics professor, William Paton. In 1923 he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in economics. After graduating, Donner worked for three years for a Chicago accounting firm, Rackitt Benington Leclear....