Rootes, William Edward, first Baron Rootes
- J. B. Butterworth
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Rootes, William Edward, first Baron Rootes (1894–1964), motor vehicle manufacturer, was born in Hawkhurst, Kent, on 17 August 1894, the elder son of William Rootes (1869–1955), a cycle and motor engineer, and his wife, Jane Catt. He was educated locally and from 1908 spent two years at ...