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Gordon Miller Buehrig
Birth: Jun. 18, 1904
Mason City
Mason County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 22, 1990
Grosse Pointe Woods
Wayne County
Michigan, USA

Noted automobile designer. Following early experience with Packard, General Motors and Stutz, he became, at age 25, chief body designer for Duesenberg, where he designed the Model J line of luxury cars. He joined the Auburn Automobile Company in 1934, producing distinctive designs for the Auburn Speedster and the 810 Cord, the latter recognized for its originality by the Museum of Modern Art in 1951. In 1949, Buehrig joined Ford, where his projects included the 1951 Victoria Coupe and the Continental Mark II. He also invented the removable T-top for the Thunderbird. Retiring from Ford in 1965, Buehrig taught for five years at the Art Center College of Design in California. In 1979, he produced the design for the Buehrig Motor Car, a limited-production carriage roof coupe. In 1935, Buehrig married Elizabeth ("Betty") Whitten (1910-1970). After she died, he married Kathryn ("Kay") Lundell Benzin. Buehrig's cremated remains were buried in the Whitten family plot. The inscription on his memorial reads: "Master Designer." (bio by: Michael Walter) 
Roselawn Cemetery
DeKalb County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Block 6
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Michael Walter
Record added: Sep 14, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9459402
Gordon Miller Buehrig
Added by: Michael Walter
Gordon Miller Buehrig
Added by: Michael Walter
Gordon Miller Buehrig
Added by: Michael Walter
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