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us: Ford, Henry, II, 1917-1987

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    • Birth Place

        Detroit, Mich.
    • Death Place

        Detroit, Mich.
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Navy
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Ford Motor Company
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Ford Foundation
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    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Automobile industry and trade
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Businessmen
      • Earlier Established Forms

          Ford, Henry, 1917-1987
      • Sources

        • found: Time magazine, 12 Oct 1987 (Henry Ford II; b. 1917, d. 1987; former chief executive of Ford Motor Co.; son of Edsel Ford; grandson of Henry Ford)
        • found: Find A Grave, via WWW, August 15, 2013 (Henry Ford, II; born September 4, 1917 in Detroit, Michigan; died September 29, 1987 in Detroit, Michigan; businessman; an automobile magnate, he was born to Edsel and Eleanor Clay Ford, (and was the first grandchild of industrial pioneer Henry Ford); in May 1943, his father Edsel Ford died, and his frail aging grandfather Henry Ford became company President again; Henry Ford II was serving in the United States Navy when he was discharged and came back to help run the company; in 1945, with the help of his mother Eleanor Ford and grandmother Clara Ford, they helped convince his grandfather to step down and allow him to become President of Ford Motor Company; he was married three times, and had three children by his first wife Anne McDonnell. Charlotte, Anne, and Edsel, named after his father)
        • found: Wikipedia, August 15, 2013 (Henry Ford II; September 4, 1917-September 29, 1987; the oldest son of Edsel Ford and oldest grandson of Henry Ford; he was president of the Ford Motor Company from 1945 to 1960, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) from 1960 to 1979, and chairman for several months thereafter; notably, under the leadership of Henry Ford II, Ford Motor Company became a publicly traded corporation in 1956; from 1943 to 1950 he also served as president of the Ford Foundation)
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        • 1981-08-18: new
        • 2013-09-11: revised
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