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Born: 30 July 1863
Died: 7 April 1947

Automobile pioneer and founder of the Ford Motor Company. He is credited with developing the concept of assembly-line mass production with the manufacture of the Ford Model T, an affordable automobile that helped "put the world on wheels."

Biography

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Henry Ford page on 4 August 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Henry Ford was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production.

Although Ford did not invent the automobile or the assembly line, he developed and manufactured the first automobile that many middle class Americans could afford. In doing so, Ford converted the automobile from an expensive curiosity into a practical conveyance that would profoundly impact the landscape of the twentieth century. His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry. As the 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 and arranged for his family to control the company permanently.

Ford was also widely known for his pacifism during the first years of World War I, and for having published the antisemitic book The International Jew.


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1986 BookFord: The Men and the Machine by Robert Lacey; Little, Brown
2003 BookHenry Ford and the Jews: The Mass Production of Hate by Neil Baldwin; Krause Publications


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DateMedia or Collection Name & DetailsFiles
1962Henry Ford's Mirror of America
U.S. National Archives and Records Service

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Hot Rods and Racing Cars: Issue 37 One Every 10 Seconds: The Story of Henry Ford
Hot Rods and Racing Cars #37 - October 1958
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DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
5 November 1901Motor Carriage.
United States Patent US 686,046
Henry Ford for the Detroit Automobile Company

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1917Henry Ford's Own Story
Henry Ford's Own Story: How a Farmer Boy Rose to the Power That Goes With Many Millions, Yet Never Lost Touch With Humanity
Henry Ford, as told to Rose Wilder Lane
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1922The Amazing Story of Henry Ford
James Martin Miller

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1922Ford Ideals
Henry Ford

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1922The Truth About Henry Ford
Sarah Terrill Bushnell
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Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
13 August 1908FORD WANTS SMALL CAR RACEThe New York Times
3 November 1916DODGES SUE HENRY FORD.The New York Times
25 October 1918DANIELS TO AID OF FORD.The New York Times
10 June 1921FORD SAYS ENEMIES TRIED TO 'GET HIM'The New York Times
27 November 1922A LONGWORTH-FORD STORY.The New York Times
29 November 1922FORD WON'T TALK OF 1924.The New York Times
3 December 1922Ford Calls Couzens Best Pick for Senate; Appeals to Him to Fight 'Priviledge' LawsThe New York Times
6 December 1922FORD FOR BUSINESS MAYOR.The New York Times
9 December 1922CAN'T RECALL HIRING MAN TO KILL HUSBANDThe New York Times
10 December 1922MRS. FORD BLAMES HUSBANDThe New York Times
20 December 1922BERLIN HEARS FORD IS BACKING HITLERThe New York Times
24 December 1922Mrs. Ford Freed on $15,000 Bond.The New York Times
31 December 1922PAY BETTER WAGES, FORD'S 1923 ADVICEHenry Ford




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