William H. Van Wagoner (April 1870 – after 1920) was born in New Jersey[2] and was a bicycle racer from 1888 through the mid 1890s who won many competitions throughout the Northeastern United States. He went on to design the Van Wagoner, an American electric automobile manufactured between 1899 and 1903 in Syracuse, New York, by the Syracuse Automobile Company.[3]

William H. Van Wagoner
BornApril 1870
Occupation(s)Automobile designer, bicyclist
Spouse(s)Blanche Viola Marshall, daughter of Alexander Marshall and Mary E. Studvvell[1]

References edit

  1. ^ Studwell family of Fairfield Co., Connecticut. Internet Archive, 2011. Retrieved July 1, 2011.
  2. ^ "1900 Census in Syracuse, New York". United States Census Bureau, 1900. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help)
  3. ^ David Burgess Wise. The New Illustrated Encyclopedia of Automobiles. Atlantic, 1992.