William Harvey Du Cros - Encyclopedia




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"WILLIAM HARVEY DU CROS (1846-1918), British manufacturer, of Huguenot descent, was born in co. Kildare, Ireland, June 19 1846. He was educated at the King's hospital, Dublin, and became founder of the pneumatic tire industry and a pioneer in automobile construction. From 1906-8 he represented Hastings in the House of Commons. He died at Dalkey, co. Dublin, Dec. 21 1918.

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