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Title supplied by cataloger. Leonard K. Firestone was born June 10, 1907 in Akron, Ohio. He joined the family business, Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, after graduating from college in 1931 and became president of the company's operations in California in 1943. He retired from Firestone Tire and Rubber in 1970. Firestone was active in Republican politics and was appointed U.S. ambassador to Belgium by President Richard Nixon in 1974, serving until 1976. Firestone was involved in many charities especially those associated with alcohol abuse and he co-founded the Betty Ford Center in 1982. He died on December 24, 1996. Gerald R. Ford was the 38th president of the United States. Photograph caption dated June 3, 1977 reads "Former President Ford congratulates Leonard K. Firestone after the industrialist was presented the Good Turn Award of the Los Angeles Area Council Boy Scouts." Firestone served as a member and president of the Los Angeles Area Council. The two men are wearing tuxedos and shaking hands. The award was presented in the Los Angeles Ballroom of the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00106533 HeraldÂ Examiner Collection HE box 1502 CARL0005345951 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/32076
Firestone, Leonard K.--(Leonard Kimball),--1907-1996 Firestone, Leonard K.--(Leonard Kimball),--1907-1996--Awards Ford, Gerald R.,--1913-2006 Firestone Tire and Rubber Company Century Plaza Hotel (Century City, Los Angeles, Calif.) Boy Scouts of America Presidents--United States Philanthropists--United States Businessmen--California--Los Angeles Boy Scouts--California--Los Angeles Men--California--Los Angeles Hotels--California--Century City (Los Angeles) Century City (Los Angeles, Calif.) Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs