William Clay Ford, Sr.
(born March 14, 1925) is the youngest of the four children of Edsel Ford
and the youngest grandchild of Henry Ford
Ford served in the U.S. Navy Air Corps
during World War II
. He married Martha Firestone, the granddaughter of Harvey Firestone
and Idabelle Smith Firestone
on 21 June 1947. They have four children - Martha, Sheila, Elizabeth, and William Clay Ford, Jr.
Ford received a BS
in Economics from Yale University
in 1949 and was a member of the Psi Upsilon
He worked for the Ford Motor Company
and was briefly head of the Continental Division. This division was short lived, and was merged with Lincoln shortly before Ford's public stock offering. He updated the Continental that his father had created, and in 1955 the Continental Mark II
was released. It is said there were only 2 pictures on the wall in his office at Ford HQ, his father's Continental, and his updated Mark II
He was chairman of the most important of the directors' committees, the Finance Committee. His son
was serving as Ford's CEO at... Read More