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Iacocca at the White House in September 1993
Lido Anthony Iacocca
October 15, 1924
Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||July 2, 2019
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||Lehigh University
Former Chrysler Chairman
Former Ford President
(m. 1956; died 1983)
(m. 1986; annulled 1987)
(m. 1991; div. 1994)
Lido Anthony "Lee" Iacocca (// EYE-ə-KOH-kə; October 15, 1924 – July 2, 2019) was an American automobile executive and writer. He was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Iacocca created the Ford Pinto in 1971 and the Ford Mustang in 1964. He was best known for his time as chairman of the Chrysler Corporation from 1979 until his retirement in 1992. From 1970 to 1978, he was President of the Ford Motor Company.
Iacocca studied at Lehigh University and at Princeton University.
Governor Robert P. Casey wanted to make Iacocca a United States Senator after John Heinz's death, but Iacocca declined. Iacocca was an Independent who supported the presidential bids of George W. Bush, John Kerry, Bill Richardson and Mitt Romney. He considered running for President in 1988, but declined.
Portfolio named Iacocca the 18th-greatest American CEO of all time.
In 1984, he released his autobiography. In 2007, Iacocca released Where Have All the Leaders Gone?, a New York Times bestseller.
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Iacocca meets with President Bill Clinton on September 23, 1993.
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