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William Clay Ford, Sr.

William Clay Ford, Sr.AKA William Clay Ford

Born: 14-Mar-1925
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Died: 9-Mar-2014
Location of death: Grosse Pointe Shores, MI
Cause of death: Pneumonia

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Ford exec and owner of the Detroit Lions

Military service: US Navy Air Corps (1945-48)

Last surviving grandchild of company founder Henry Ford, he was appointed to the company's Board of Directors while still attending Yale. Purchased the Detroit Lions in 1964. Worth an estimated $1B at the time of his 2005 retirement, according to Forbes magazine.

Father: Edsel Ford (Ford executive, b. 06-Nov-1893, d. 26-May-1943)
Mother: Eleanor Lowthian Clay (b. 1896, m. 1-Nov-1916, d. 1976)
Wife: Martha Parke Firestone (granddaughter of Harvey Firestone, b. 16-Sep-1925, m. 21-Jun-1947, one son, three daughters)
Daughter: Martha Parke Ford Morse ("Muffy", b. 1948)
Daughter: Sheila Firestone Ford Hamp (b. 1951)
Son: William Clay Ford, Jr. (CEO of Ford Motor, b. 1957)
Daughter: Elizabeth Hudson Ford Kontulis (b. 1961)

    University: BS Economics, Yale University (1949)

    Ford Motors Executive
    Member of the Board of Ford Motors (1948-2005)
    Dole-Kemp '96
    Psi Upsilon Fraternity
    Irish Ancestry (Paternal)
    Ford Family

    Detroit Lions President (1961-), Owner (1964-)

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