Thursday, July 09, 2020

Timothy David Rootes 1925-2020

_. Timothy David Rootes, who died 3 July, 2020, aged 95, was a scion of the Rootes family, head by the Barons Rootes.

He was born 26 May, 1925, son of Sir Reginald Claud Rootes [1896-1977], one of the pioneers of motoring in Britain Chairman of Rootes Motors, by his wife the former Ruth Joyce Bensted. Sir Reginald gained his knighthood for his work in World War II, when the Rootes brothers converted their plants to aircraft production. His brother William become a peer in 1959, as the Baron Rootes. In 1945‐46 Sir Reginald was president of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and, after his brother's death in 1964, he succeeded as chairman of the Rootes Group.


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