- Packard Motor Car Company
James W. Packard was born in 1963 in Warren, Ohio. He went to Lehigh University, and launched Packard Electric Company there with his brother in 1890. The Packard brothers joined with the Winton Motor Carriage Company and George L. Weiss, can formed the Packard & Weiss Company in 1893. In 1899 the first Packard automobile was produced.
Packard took sick three years before his death in 1928, and spent the last 16 months of his life in the Cleveland Clinic Hospital.