A History of Resilience

Chrysler was founded in the mid-1920s by Walter Chrysler and quickly grew into the nation's second-biggest automaker. The company experienced a near collapse in the 1970s and was rescued by a package of government-backed loans. Chrysler has struggled again in more recent years, and the Obama administration is moving to reorganize it by handing a significant ownership stake to Italy's Fiat. Here's a look at the company's history since its previous federal rescue.


© 2009 The Washington Post Company