Henry Bourne Joy (November 23, 1864 in Detroit, Michigan - November 6, 1936) was President of the Packard Motor Car Company. Events 800 - Charlemagne arrives at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Year 1864 ( MDCCCLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year Events 355 - Roman Emperor Constantius II promotes his cousin Julian to the rank of Caesar, entrusting him with Year 1936 ( MCMXXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Packard was an American luxury Automobile marque built by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit Michigan, and later by the Studebaker-Packard Corporation
Henry Joy was born in Detroit in 1864, the son of Michigan Central Railroad president James F. Joy. James Joy was involved with the great railroad push to Missouri, and hired Abraham Lincoln to assist him with mergers. Missouri ( or) is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States bordered by Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee Abraham Lincoln (February 12 1809 &ndash April 15 1865 the sixteenth President of the United States, successfully led his country through its greatest internal Henry Joy began his schooling in Michigan, then graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover in 1883 and Yale University in 1892.
Joy began his career as an office boy with Peninsular Car Company (a Detroit company controlled by his father), working his way up to becoming assistant treasurer. He left to try his hand at mining in Utah, but returned to Detroit to become treasurer (and later director) of the Fort Street Union Depot Company. Joy also held various positions at the Detroit Union Railroad Station and Depo Company (treasurer, vice president, president, and director), becoming president after his father's death in 1896. He was later treasurer and director of the Peninsular Sugar Refining Company.
In 1892, Joy married Helen Hall Newberry. During the Spanish-American War, Joy served abourd the USS Yosemite (along with his brother-in-law and lifelong friend, Truman Handy Newberry) as chief botswain's mate. Truman Handy Newberry ( November 5, 1864 – October 3, 1945) was a U Later, during WWI, Joy served in the Army Signal Corps, entering as a Captain and leaving as a Lieutenant Colonel.
In 1902, on a trip to New York City, Joy happened to see two Packards chase down a horse-drawn fire wagon. Intrigued, Joy bought the only Packard available in the city. Joy loved the car, and, impressed by its reliability, he visited James Ward Packard at his Warren, Ohio headquarters. Warren is a city in the US state of Ohio and the County seat of Trumbull County. Packard told him he and his brother William Dowd Packard needed more capital. Joy enlisted a group of investors that included his brother-in-law, Truman Handy Newberry. Truman Handy Newberry ( November 5, 1864 – October 3, 1945) was a U On October 2, 1902, the Ohio Automobile Company became Packard Motor Car Company, with Joy's investors obtaining majority ownership. Events 1187 - Siege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader rule Year 1902 ( MCMII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting
The company moved to Detroit, where Joy engaged Albert Kahn, then a young architect with novel ideas, to design and build the world’s first reinforced concrete factory on East Grand Boulevard. Albert Kahn ( March 21, 1869 in Rhaunen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany – December 8, 1942 in The company prospered under Joy's leadership; he became the president in 1909 and chairman of the board in 1916.
During this time, Packard gained a reputation for technology and luxury. Joy steered Packard into innovative motor truck developments, and the creation of a V-12 engine. At the outbreak of WWI, Joy began investigating airplane engines with Packard engineers, a research program that culminated in the renowned Liberty Motor Joy served at Packard until 1926 (with a temporary interruption to serve in WWI).
His belief that the national prohibition of alcohol would lead to a safer, healthier and better society led him to be very active in the Anti-Saloon League. Prohibition of alcohol, often referred to simply as prohibition, also known as Noble Experiment, refers to a Sumptuary law which prohibits Alcohol The Anti-Saloon League was the leading organization Lobbying for Prohibition in the United States in the early 20th century However, after the social experiment was implemented he saw first-hand some of its negative consequences. For example, Treasury agents twice came onto his land and destroyed the property of his elderly watchman looking for illegal alcohol. Then a fisherman boating near Joy's house was fatally shot by an agent because he couldn't hear over the noise of his motor the demand of the agent that he stop and be searched for contraband beverage. Joy's testimony to the United States Congress contributed to the success of the movement for the repeal of prohibition in 1933. The United States Congress is the bicameral Legislature of the federal government of the United States of America, consisting of two houses This article discusses the repeal of (alcohol Prohibition in the United States.
In 1913, Joy became one of the principal organizers of the Lincoln Highway Association, a group dedicated to building a concrete road from New York to San Francisco. The Lincoln Highway was the first automobile road across America. The effort succeeded, and a monument to Joy along the Lincoln Highway at the Continental Divide was dedicated on July 2, 1939. The Lincoln Highway was the first automobile road across America. A continental divide is a line of elevated Terrain which forms a border between two watersheds such that Water falling on one side of the line eventually Events 310 - Pope Miltiades is elected 626 - In fear of assassination Li Shimin ambushes and kills his rival Year 1939 ( MCMXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. In 2001, this monument was moved to a more accessible location west of Cheyenne, Wyoming. His great-grandson, Henry Bourne Joy IV, is a film maker, drives on the PRO-Rally circuit and is a life member of the revived Lincoln Highway Association.