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Henry Ford

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Creator of Ford Electric motor Company who all developed the assembly-line procedure for mass creation. One of is own first vehicles was the Model T. He fixed watches in his teenage years. He had not been the inventor of the auto. However, he produced automobiles inexpensive for middle-class Us citizens. He wedded Clara Ala Bryant and jointly that they had a kid, Edsel. He was perhaps one of the most recognizable and richest business owners of his age group. He was inspired by Thomas Edison to keep developing the Ford vehicle.

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Full Name Henry Ford
Date Of Birth July 30, 1863
Died April 7, 1947, Fair Lane, Dearborn, Michigan, United States
Place Of Birth Greenfield, MI
Height 1.78 m
Profession Entrepreneur
Education Detroit Business Institute
Nationality American
Spouse Clara Ala Bryant
Children Edsel Ford
Parents William Ford, Mary Litogot Ford
Siblings Jane Ford, William Ford, Jr., Margaret Ford, Robert Ford
Awards Order of the German Eagle, Elliott Cresson Medal
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1In July 1938, before the outbreak of World War II, the German consul in Cleveland gave Ford, on his 75th birthday, the award of the "Grand Cross of the German Eagle", the highest medal that Nazi Germany could bestow on a foreigner who sympathized with the Nazi cause.
2In 1922 "The New York Times" reported that Adolf Hitler's office contained a large picture of Ford. A well-thumbed copy of "The International Jew" was found in his library. It was a four-volume set of booklets and pamphlets published and distributed in the early 1920s by Ford. The rabidly anti-Ssemitc texts first appeared in Ford's own newspaper, "The Dearborn Independent". The paper reached a circulation of 900,000 by 1925, second only to the "New York Daily News", largely due to a quota system for promotion imposed on Ford dealers. Lawsuits regarding anti-Semitic material published in the paper caused Ford to close it, and the last issue was published in December 1927.
3Inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 1967.
4Grandfather of Henry Ford II, Benson Ford, and William Clay Ford.
5Father of Edsel Ford.
6Candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan in 1918.
7The only American favorably mentioned in Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf".
8Pictured on the 12¢ US postage stamp in the original issue of the Prominent Americans series, issued 30 July 1968.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Because of Love1936uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The American Road1953Documentary shortHimself (home movie footage) (uncredited)
Til Vesterheimen1939DocumentaryHimself
Animated Weekly, No. 401916Documentary shortHimself
Animated Weekly, No. 11916Documentary shortHimself
Mutual Weekly, No. 441915ShortHimself
Pathé News, No. 861915ShortHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edison2015Himself
AmeriCarna2014TV SeriesHimself
American Experience1990-2013TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Former CEO of The Ford Motor Car Company
Brothers on the Line2012DocumentaryHimself
Geheimnisse des 'Dritten Reichs'2011TV Series documentaryHimself
CBS News Sunday Morning2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Apocalypse - La 2ème guerre mondiale2009TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Modern Marvels2000-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tramp and the Dictator2002DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Ils ont filmé la guerre en couleur2000TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Biography of the Millennium: 100 People - 1000 Years1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - #29
The Century: America's Time1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg1998DocumentaryHimself
A Science Odyssey1998TV SeriesHimself
Empires of Industry1998TV SeriesHimself
American Masters1997TV Series documentaryHimself
Prohibition: Thirteen Years That Changed America1997TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Shadow of Hate1995Documentary shortHimself
Biography1994TV Series documentaryHimself
American Justice: Target - Mafia1993TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Great Depression1993TV Series documentaryHimself
Unser Auto wird 1001985TV Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood Babylon1972Himself (uncredited)
I Never Forget a Face1956Short documentaryHimself
This Was Yesterday1954Documentary shortHimself
The Golden Twenties1950DocumentaryHimself
Panama-Pacific International Exhibition1940ShortHimself

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#Quote
1When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
2Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice.
3[on friends] My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
4[on action] Don't find fault. Find a remedy.
5Say you can or say you can't, either way you're right.
6Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.
7History is more or less bunk. It's tradition. We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that's worth a tinker's dam is the history we make today.
8You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
9Every time I reduce the price of the car by one dollar I get one thousand new buyers.


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