Victor G. Reuther - Wikipedia

Later, at the urging of his brother Walter, he attended what is now Wayne State University. Subsequently, he then joined Walter on an extended trip to Europe and Asia, when the brothers worked in the Gorky Automotive Plant.…
In May 1929 the Soviet Union signed an agreement with the American Ford Motor Company. Under its terms, the Soviets agreed to purchase $13 million worth of automobiles and parts, while Ford agreed to give technical assistance until 1938 to construct an integrated automobile-
manufacturing plant at Nizhny Novgorod.

In 1933, the factory's name changed to Gorkovsky Avtomobilny Zavod, or GAZ, when the city was renamed after Maxim Gorky; similarly, models were renamed GAZ-A and GAZ-AA.

During the war, GAZ assembled Chevrolet G7107 and G7117 (G7107
with winch) from parts shipped from the USA under Lend Lease.

In April 2019, GAZ asked for a $468 million bailout from the Russian government, saying that US sanctions on Oleg Deripaska and his assets put the company at risk of default. On July 4, 2019, workers from GAZ
protested against the US sanctions in front of the US embassy in Moscow as an opposition to measures they claim will lead to the bankruptcy of the company.

Albert Kahn (March 21, 1869 – December 8, 1942) was an American industrial architect. He was accredited the architect of
Detroit and designed industrial plant complexes such as the Ford River Rouge automobile complex.

Under a unique contract in 1929, Kahn established a design and training office in Moscow, sending twenty-five staff there to train Soviet architects and engineers, and to design
hundreds of industrial buildings under their first five-year plan. They trained more than 4,000 architects and engineers using Kahn's concepts.

Kahn had four brothers, including Moritz, who became an engineer, and Julius Kahn, an engineer and inventor, who later collaborated
with him in his architectural firm.

Julius Kahn (March 8, 1874 – November 4, 1942) was an American engineer, industrialist, and manufacturer. He was the inventor of the Kahn system, a reinforced concrete engineering technique for building construction. The Kahn system, which he
patented in 1903, was used worldwide for housing, factories, offices and industrial buildings. He formed his own company, Trussed Concrete Steel Company, as a manufacturing source for his inventions. He also founded United Steel Company and was chairman of Truscon Laboratories.
He worked as an engineer for both the United States Navy and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1896 to 1903. Kahn also was employed by C. W. Hunt Company of New York. In 1900, Kahn moved to Japan for two years, laboring in engineering, construction, and maintenance of iron
and sulfur mines.
Kahn returned to Detroit in 1903, joining Albert Kahn Associates, an architectural firm founded by his brother Albert in 1895.

On May 8, 1929, through an agreement signed with Albert Kahn by Saul G. Bron, President of Amtorg, the Soviet government contracted
Albert Kahn Associates to help design the Stalingrad Tractor Plant, the first tractor plant in the USSR.

Kahn and his firm during World War II was in charge of several of the U.S. government's important construction projects that included aeronautical and tank arsenal plants.
His 600-person office was involved in making Detroit industry part of America's Arsenal of Democracy. Among others, the office designed the Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant, and the Willow Run Bomber Plant, Kahn's last building, located in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The Ford Motor Company
mass-produced Consolidated B-24 Liberator bombers here.

Kahn died in Detroit on December 8, 1942. Many of his personal working papers and construction photographs are housed at University of Michigan's Bentley History Library.

Alvin Bently served as vice consul and secretary
with the United States Foreign Service, serving in Mexico (1942–1944), Colombia (1945–1946), Hungary (1947–1949), and Italy (1949–1950).[1] He returned to Washington, D.C., on March 15, 1950, for work in the State Department.
Disagreeing with the Truman administration's foreign
policy, Bentley resigned from the diplomatic service in 1950 and returned to live in Owosso, Michigan.

Thomas Edmund Dewey (March 24, 1902 – March 16, 1971) was an American lawyer, prosecutor and politician. Raised in Owosso, Michigan, he was a member of the Republican Party.
Although Dewey served as a prosecutor and District Attorney in New York City for many years, his home from 1939 until his death was a large farm, called "Dapplemere," located near the town of Pawling some 65 miles (105 km) north of New York City.
In 1945, Dewey told a reporter that "my farm is my roots ... the heart of this nation is the rural small town." Dapplemere was part of a tight-knit rural community called Quaker Hill, which was known as a haven for the prominent and well-to-do. Among Dewey's neighbors on Quaker
Hill were the famous reporter and radio broadcaster Lowell Thomas, the Reverend Norman Vincent Peale, and the legendary CBS News journalist Edward R. Murrow.

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