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Leonard K. Firestone

AKA Leonard Kimball Firestone

Born: 10-Jun-1907
Birthplace: Akron, OH
Died: 24-Dec-1996
Location of death: Pebble Beach, CA
Cause of death: Respiratory failure

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business, Diplomat
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Belgium, 1974-77

Military service: US Navy (WWII, Lt.)

Father: Harvey Firestone (rubber tire baron, b. 20-Dec-1868, d. 7-Feb-1938)
Mother: Isabelle Smith
Wife: Polly Curtis (m. 14-Sep-1932, d. 1965 cancer)
Wife: Barbara Heatley Knickerbocker (m. 4-Mar-1966, two sons, one daughter)
Son: Kimball C. Firestone
Son: A. Brooks Firestone ("Brooks")
Daughter: Lendy S. Brown
Wife: Caroline Hudson Lynch (m. 11-Jan-1987)

    High School: The Hill School, Pottstown, PA (1927)
    University: Princeton University (1931)
    Administrator: Trustee, University of Southern California

    US Ambassador to Belgium (1974-77)
    Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. of California President (1943-70)
    Member of the Board of Wells Fargo Bank
    Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity
    Bohemian Grove
    Los Angeles World Affairs Council


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