Cliff Durant 1

Russell Clifford ("Cliff") Durant (November 26, 1890 – October 30, 1937) was a race car driver, speedboat enthusiast, amateur flier, president of Durant Motors in Oakland, California, and son of General Motors founder William "Billy" Crapo Durant.

In 1919 Durant had his own flight school, airplanes for sale, and 72-acre air field, Durant Field, which was located at 80th Avenue, 83rd Avenue and Snell Street in Oakland. At various times in his career he was also Vice President of Sales for Chevrolet in Oakland.

In November 1919 he purchased EdenvaleF.C, Talbot's country estate located at the top of 98th Ave. and Foothill Blvd., for $200,000. 2 In December 1921, the home is destroyed in a fire that was estimated to cause $250,000 in damage. 3

Links and References

  1. Russell Clifford Durant on Find A Grave
  2. R C Durant buys Talbot Estate Talbot home sold Oakland Tribune Nov 25 ,1919_.jpg
  3. Fire ruins RC Durant Mansion RC Durant home burns in 21 Dec 1921.jpg