Who is Henry Ford?

  • (noun): United States manufacturer of automobiles who pioneered mass production (1863-1947).
    Synonyms: Ford

Henry Ford

Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production. Although Ford did not invent the automobile, he developed and manufactured the first automobile that many middle class Americans could afford to buy. His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry. As owner of the Ford Motor Company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He is credited with "Fordism": mass production of inexpensive goods coupled with high wages for workers. Ford had a global vision, with consumerism as the key to peace. His intense commitment to systematically lowering costs resulted in many technical and business innovations, including a franchise system that put dealerships throughout most of North America and in major cities on six continents. Ford left most of his vast wealth to the Ford Foundation but arranged for his family to control the company permanently.

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... In December 1999, Ford was among 18 included in Gallup's List of Widely Admired People of the 20th Century, from a poll conducted of the American people ... In 1928, Ford was awarded the Franklin Institute's Elliott Cresson Medal ... In 1938, Ford was awarded Nazi Germany's Grand Cross of the German Eagle, a medal given to foreigners sympathetic to Nazism ...
Alexander Y. Malcomson - Henry Ford
... Malcomson knew Henry Ford when the latter had worked at the Detroit Edison Co ... In 1902, with his involvement in the Henry Ford Company coming to an end, Ford approached Malcomson to bankroll a new automotive company ... with his other investments, was able to raise $3000 With this capital, Malcomson and Ford agreed to form a company, Ford Malcomson, to develop a new automobile ...
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009 !9+ Edison Institute (Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum) 1981 Dearborn Wayne Henry Ford conceived of the Edison Institute as a way to record the progress of the industrial era ... The Henry Ford Museum, opened in 1929, holds an important place in the history of historic preservation and museums, especially outdoor village museums. 1915 and 1950, this 56-room house was home to the family of Henry Ford ...
Casimir Pilenas - Biography
... and by 1937 attempted to expose the link between Henry Ford and the Nazis ... Says Albert Lee, in his Henry Ford and the Jews Detective Casimir Palmer who had been involved as a government intelligence agent since Boris Brasol brought the Protocols to America, wrote to ... Liebold, Harry Bennett, and others have turned the Ford Motor Company Chemical Department into the headquarters of the Nazis here ...
List Of Wealthiest Historical Figures - North American Figures and Their Wealth - Henry Ford
... Henry Ford was an American automotive engineer, entrepreneur, and founder of the Ford Motor Company ... Through his designing of the Model T Ford and employing the assembly line means of rapid production, he was able to lower the base price of his product in order to reach a wider market ...

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