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The Ford Family
Henry Ford
Henry Ford
Edsel Bryant Ford
Edsel Bryant Ford

Business magnate Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company, was credited with the mass production of assembly lines, as well as revolutionary introduction of the "Model T" automobile. His son, Edsel Bryant Ford, served as President of Ford Motor Company for 24 years. Edsel’s eldest child with wife Eleanor Clay (daughter of department store owner J.L. Hudson), Henry Ford II (nicknamed “HF2” and “Hank the Deuce”) held several positions at Ford Motor Company, including President, Chairman of the Board, and CEO. He died at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. The couple’s youngest child, William Clay Ford, Sr., worked at the family business for years, and helped develop an updated version of his father’s Continental, the Continental Mark II. William married Martha Firestone (granddaughter of Harvey Firestone) and together they had four children. Their son William Clay Ford, Jr. is the current Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is also Vice President of the Detroit Lions, the football franchise owned by his father. The team plays at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.   

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