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Theodore Matthew Solso
March 5, 1947
| DePauw University
|Chairman of General Motors
|Board member of
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Solso was born in Spokane, Washington to Virgil Edward Solso and Dorothy Jane Burger Solso. Solso graduated from DePauw University in 1969 with a degree in psychologyand received an MBA from Harvard University.
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