WALLOON LAKE, Mich. — Clifford Vaughan Jr., a retired General Motors manufacturing executive and company vice president, died Oct. 25. He was 76.
Vaughan joined GM in 1952 as a General Motors Institute student sponsored by Chevrolet's Norwood, Ohio, assembly plant. In 1962 he was appointed superintendent of production at Chevrolet's North Tarrytown, N.Y., assembly plant.
In 1963 Vaughan moved to Chevrolet's central office in Detroit and, over the next 20 years, held management positions at GM manufacturing operations in Flint, Ypsilanti and Warren, Mich.; St. Louis and Kansas City, Mo.; Fremont, Calif.; and at Adam Opel AG in Germany.
In 1983 Vaughan became managing director of GM do Brasil and a GM vice president. In 1987 he was named general manager of the Electro-Motive Division in La Grange, Ill., and in 1989 he moved to GM Truck and Bus Group in Pontiac, Mich., as group executive. He retired in 1996.