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John DeLorean
Person

Born:  1925
Place of Birth:  Detroit, Michigan
Died:  March 2005

John DeLorean worked with automakers Packard and General Motors.  He is credited with developing the Pontiac GTO.  In 1965 he became the head of the Pontiac division of GM, and in 1969 became the head of Chevrolet.

In 1973 he formed the failed DeLorean Motor Company.

He was arrested in 1982 for attempting to sell $24 million worth of cocaine to undercover police officers, but was not convicted due to entrapment.  He declared bankruptcy in 1999.

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