DEAD: J. Frank Duryea

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

J. Frank Duryea (aged 97)

American inventor (first gasoline-powered automobile in America.)

James Frank Duryea (October 8, 1869 – February 15, 1967) and his brother Charles (1861–1938) invented the first gasoline-powered automobile in America.

DEATH: Frank Duryea died in Saybrook, Connecticut, on February 15, 1967, aged 97. He was the last surviving member of the automotive industry’s founding fathers.

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