LA JOLLA, Calif. -- Former Chrysler executive Joe James died Dec. 17. He was 88.
James' automotive career began at Lincoln-Mercury in 1948. In 1954, he joined Chrysler, where he held several positions over 20 years, including general manager of Dodge Trucks and executive director of international product planning. After leaving Chrysler, he held senior executive positions at National Car Rental and its parent company, Household International, before retiring.