This Day in Harley-Davidson History – April 21, 1937

Oxford (15 April 2013) - William A. Davidson passed away.

William A. Davidson, Harley-Davidson’s vice President and one of the four founders, passed away at the age of 66. He will be fondly remembered for his kind nature and the positive presence he brought with each day wherever he went. A skilled mechanic from a young age, he was interested in the challenge of creating a gasoline-propelled form of transportation. The creation of motorcycles and the unending improvement of their design became his life’s work. Beyond the bikes, he was someone who cared deeply about people. A welcoming demeanor, he was ready to listen to those around him and share his wisdom to alleviate their troubles. The world is a happier, more cheerful, and better for his having been among us.

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William A. Davidson