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« on: March 19, 2012, 11:44:03 AM »

Willie G. Davidson Retires from Harley-Davidson

Grandson to William A. Davidson, one of the founders of Harley-Davidson, and son to William H. Davidson, Harley-Davidsonís second President, Willie G. Davidson is the personification of the Harley-Davidson brand as we know it, and has been the personal link between Harley-Davidson motorcycle owners and the corporate entity.

Both literally and figuratively the brandís goodwill ambassador, Willie G. has spent the past 49 years helping forge the iconic brand of Harley-Davidson, and has defined the Harley-Davidson aesthetic by serving as the companyís Chief Styling Officer.

Announcing his retirement today in a company press release, Willie G. will stay on as an ambassador of sorts, and also retain the title Chief Styling Officer Emeritus, though his day-to-day duties at the Bar & Shield brand will be over, effective April 30th, 2012.



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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2012, 11:48:15 AM »

are there no other family members in the company? didn't Willie G have a few kids in there somewhere?
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012, 03:10:11 PM »


are there no other family members in the company? didn't Willie G have a few kids in there somewhere?


I believe that Bill Davidson, another one of the descendents, is still in the company.  I don't know of others.  Willie G was probably the most well-known.  

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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2012, 03:13:26 PM »




I believe that Bill Davidson, another one of the descendents, is still in the company.  I don't know of others.  Willie G was probably the most well-known.  


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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2012, 03:13:59 PM »

I was thinking I wouldn't buy a bike this guy a had a hand in.
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2012, 11:22:48 PM »


The Davidson's, Wiilie G in particular, forced all the Harley's out when they did the management buyout from AMF.  Snake.
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