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Edsel FORD

American Edsel FORD

born Edsel Bryant FORD

President of Ford Motor Company from 1919 to his death in 1943

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on November 06, 1893 in Detroit, Michigan, USA
Died: on May 26, 1943 in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, USA


As the only child of Clara and Henry Ford, he was named for Edsel Ruddiman, one of Henry Ford's closest childhood friends. Edsel was groomed to take over the family automobile business and grew up tinkering on cars with his father. He became secretary of Ford in 1915 and married Eleanor Lowthian Clay (1896–1976), the niece of department store owner J. L. Hudson, on November 1, 1916. Together they had four children: Henry Ford II (1917–1987), Benson Ford (1919–1978), Josephine Clay Ford (1923–2005), and William Clay Ford (1925-2014). They made their home at 2171 Iroquois St, in the Indian Village neighborhood of Detroit.

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See Also :

- Category Industrialist, Businessman