Former GM CEO Roger Smith dead at 82

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DETROIT, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Former General Motors Corp Chief Executive Roger Smith, who oversaw a sweeping reorganization at the No. 1 U.S. automaker, has died after a brief illness, the automaker said on Friday. He was 82. Smith was appointed chairman and CEO of GM in January 1981 and led the world's largest automaker until July 1990. Under Smith, GM created the Saturn brand and acquired Electronic Data Systems and Hughes Aircraft Corp. He also formed joint ventures with Japanese ...

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