Harvey Samuel Firestone

American businessman

Harvey Samuel Firestone (December 20, 1868 – February 7, 1938) was an American businessman. He was the founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, one of the first global makers of automobile tires.

Harvey Samuel Firestone
Harvey Firestone (1915)
Born(1868-12-20)December 20, 1868
DiedFebruary 7, 1938(1938-02-07) (aged 69)
OccupationFounder of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company
SpouseIdabelle Smith Firestone
ChildrenHarry (12–16 April 1897)
Harvey, Jr. (1898–1973)
Russell (1901-1951)
Leonard (1907-1996)
Raymond (1908-1994)
Roger (1912-1970)
Elizabeth (1914-1941)

Firestone died peacefully at his vacation home in Miami Beach, Florida at the age of 69 from coronary thrombosis.[1]


  1. "Harvey Firestone is Dead in Florida. Rubber Manufacturer Dies in Sleep at His Miami Beach Estate. He Was 69". New York Times. February 8, 1938. Harvey S. Firestone, a farm boy who built one of the largest rubber businesses in the world, died of a coronary thrombosis as he slept early today in the great mansion of Harbel Villa, an ocean-front estate he acquired in 1924. He was 69 years old.

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