DETROIT - F. James McDonald, who was president and chief operating officer of General Motors Corp. throughout much of the 1980s, has died. He was 87.
McDonald died Sunday, the automaker said in a statement, not giving a specific cause of death.
The former General Motors executive served as president and chief operating officer from February 1981 until August 1987, when he retired.
As president, McDonald made improving GM quality a top priority. - AP