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Edsel B. Ford II

Born: 27-Dec-1948
Birthplace: Detroit, MI

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: VP, Ford Motors

His great-grandfather was company founder Henry Ford. His grandfather was Edsel Ford, company president from 1919 to 1943, who became the namesake of the Edsel, Ford Motor Company's most famous failure of the 1950s and '60. His father, Henry Ford II, was president of FoMoCo from 1945 to 1960 and Chairman of the Board from 1960 to 1980.

Sole owner of Pentastar Aviation, formerly DaimlerChrysler Aviation, purchased in 2001, apparently as something of a hobby.

Father: Henry Ford II (longtime Ford executive, b. 1917, d. 1987)
Mother: Anne McDonnell (b. 1919, m. 1940, div. 1961, d. 1996)
Sister: Charlotte (b. 1941)
Sister: Anne (b. 1943)
Wife: Cynthia Layne Neskow (four sons)
Son: Henry Ford III (Ford executive)
Son: Calvib (marketing executive)
Son: Stewart S. Ford
Son: Albert Ford

    High School: The Gunnery, Washington, CT (1968)
    University: BBA, Babson College (1973)
    Scholar: Management Development, Harvard Business School (1981)

    Pentastar Aviation CEO (2001-)
    Ford Motors VP (1993-)
    Ford Motors President and COO, Ford Motor Credit Company (1991-93)
    Ford Motors President, Ford Australia (1978-80)
    Ford Motors (1974-91)
    Member of the Board of Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (as Chairman, Detroit Branch)
    Member of the Board of Ford Motors (1988-)
    Member of the Board of International Speedway Corp.
    Member of the Board of Marketing Associates, Detroit
    Member of the Board of Pentastar Aviation (2001-)
    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
    Democratic National Committee
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    Detroit 300 Conservancy Board of Directors
    Friends for Harry Reid
    National Air and Space Museum Board of Directors
    Obama Victory Fund 2012
    Republican National Committee
    Salvation Army Chairman, National Advisory Board
    Skillman Foundation Board of Directors
    Ford Family


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