Biographical entry Hartnett, Laurence John (1898 - 1986)
- 28 May 1898
- 4 April 1986
Frankston, Victoria, Australia
- Businessman and Writer of Inscription
Laurence John Hartnett was a businessman. Hartnett worked for general Motors in Britain before becoming managing director of General Motors-Holden Ltd in Australia from 1934 to 1946. Hartnett's business interests also included aluminium and aircraft production. Following the outbreak of World War II, he was appointed director (1940-45) of ordnance production, Department of Munitions, and chairman (1942-46) of the Army Inventions Directorate.
Rich, Joe. Hartnett, Sir Laurence John (1898-1986), Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Published in hard copy 2007, accessed online 7 November 2013.