Death of Douglas Fraser

December 18, 1916 - February 23, 2008
Southfield, Michigan | Age 91

Former president of US auto union who helped save Chrysler dies at 91
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Douglas A. Fraser, who led the United Auto Workers union through dark hours in the 1970s and '80s and was instrumental in saving Chrysler from bankruptcy, has died. He was 91.

Fraser died late Saturday at Providence Hospital in Southfield, his wife, Winnie, said Sunday. She said he had emphysema and went into the hospital with breathing problems, but a cause of death wasn't determined.

With his mischievous smile and gregarious, easygoing manner, Fraser was popular with the...

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