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  The Henry Ford: The Life of Henry Ford
Henry Ford, born July 30, 1863, was the first of William and Mary Ford's six children.
Henry Ford realized his dream of producing an automobile that was reasonably priced, reliable, and efficient with the introduction of the Model T in 1908.
The Henry Ford is an AAM (American Association of Museums) accredited museum.
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  Ford, Henry - MSN Encarta
Ford was born on a farm near Dearborn, Michigan, on July 30, 1863, and educated in district schools.
Although Ford neither originated nor was the first to employ such practices, he was chiefly responsible for their general adoption and for the consequent great expansion of American industry and the raising of the American standard of living.
Ford was constrained to negotiate a standard labor contract after a successful strike by the workers at his main plant at River Rouge, Michigan, in April 1941.
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 Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
Henry Ford Hospital Bariatric Surgery Center in Detroit is named a Center of Excellence, a designation recognizing the quality of care provided by surgeons and the medical team for this weight loss surgery.
Henry Ford surgeons have performed more robotic prostatectomy surgeries than any other hospital or medical center in the world.
Henry Ford's Transplant Center is one of the Midwest's largest programs.
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 Ford Motor Company - Henry Ford & Family
Henry Ford's insistence that the company's future lay in the production of affordable cars for a mass market caused increasing friction between him and the other investors.
Henry Ford became president in 1906, replacing John S. Gray, a Detroit banker who had served as the company's first president.
Even as Henry Ford II drove the industry's first postwar car off the assembly line, he was making plans to reorganize and decentralize the company to resume its prewar position as a major force in a fiercely competitive auto industry.
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 Ford, Henry. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: )
His numerous philanthropies, in addition to the Ford Foundation, included $7.5 million for the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and $5 million for a museum in Dearborn, where in 1933 he established Greenfield Village—a reproduction of an early American village.
Although Ford modernized and revitalized the company, his tenure also saw the introduction of the Edsel, which lost the company $250 million, and Ford’s autocratic management style forced a number of top executives, such as Lee Iacocca, to quit.
In 1960, Ford became chief executive officer and chairman of the corporation, offices he held until retiring as CEO in 1979 and as chairman in 1980.
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 SPECTRUM Biographies - Henry Ford
Henry Ford was born July 30, 1863 in Wayne county, Michigan.
Ford was able to market the Model T to the general public because of his advanced production technology.
Ford's son Edsel died in 1943, and Ford resumed the presidency.
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 Ford, Henry   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ford challenged the powerful Association of Licensed Automobile Manufacturers, which held that all makers of gasoline powered automobiles needed to be licensed (and therefore owed portions of their profits) by the ALAM.
Ford fought a six year court battle that finally overturned the validity of the famous "Seldon Patent" His victory changed the auto industry and made him a popular David (vs. Goliath) figure.
Ford was a complex man. For announcing that he would pay his workers $5 a day (nearly twice the prevailing rate), he was hailed as a great humanitarian and branded a mad socialist.
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 Henry Ford, Ignorant Genius - Introduction | Henry Ford 1   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ford was a farm boy, bored by the farm, with great ambitions to achieve: to stop the drudgery of farm life and to mechanise it.
Henry Ford was a business and engineering genius; that did not make him a nice or wise or educated man. He was a monomaniac who could play but one tune superbly, but who meddled and drifted from one enthusiasm to another like some bored child let loose in a sweet shop.
Henry Ford is the child that burns down the barn in all innocence, wondering what all the fuss is about when taken to task.
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 Henry Ford Changes the World, 1908
Henry Ford was determined to build a simple, reliable and affordable car; a car the average American worker could afford.
Henry Ford did not invent the car; he produced an automobile that was within the economic reach of the average American.
Ford could apply to new ideas and his ability to simplify seemingly complicated problems that made him the pioneer he was.
www.eyewitnesstohistory.com /ford.htm   (1938 words)

  
 Henry Ford
Henry Ford, then, is an apt symbol of the transition from an agricultural to an industrial America.
Henry Ford was one of eight children of William and Mary Ford.
One of Ford's most publicized acts was his chartering of an ocean liner to conduct himself and a party of pacifists to Europe in November 1915 in an attempt to end the war by means of "continuous mediation." The so-called Peace Ship episode was widely ridiculed.
www.willamette.edu /~fthompso/MgmtCon/Henry_Ford.html   (2831 words)

  
 World Almanac for Kids
Ford was born on a farm near Dearborn, Mich., on July 30, 1863, and educated in district schools.
Ford was constrained to negotiate a standard labor contract after a successful strike by the workers at his main plant at River Rouge, Mich., in April 1941.
Ford left a personal fortune estimated at $500 to $700 million, bequeathing the largest share of his holdings in the Ford Motor Co. to the Ford Foundation, a nonprofit organization.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/inventions/ford_henry.html   (705 words)

  
 A Science Odyssey: People and Discoveries: Henry Ford
Henry Ford's parents left Ireland during the potato famine and settled in the Detroit area in the 1840s.
Ford hoped to incorporate ideas from other industries -- standardized parts as Eli Whitney had used with gun manufacturing, or assembly line methods George Eastman tried in photo processing -- to make the process more efficient.
Ford became interested in politics and as a successful and powerful business leader, was sometimes a participant in political affairs.
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 Media.Ford.com: BIOGRAPHY: HENRY FORD
Henry Ford's career as a builder of automobiles dated from 1893 when his interest in internal combustion engines led him to construct a small one-cylinder gasoline model.
Ford who put the nation on wheels, giving the "motor car" idea practicability when he developed the means to mass-produce and sell it at a price within the means of the average worker.
It was Henry Ford who pioneered the successful adaptation of the basic concept of the airplane and brought aviation and its advantages within the reach of the average citizen.
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 Hempcar.org-Henry Ford
Pioneering automotive engineer Henry Ford held many patents on automotive mechanisms, but is best remembered for helping devise the factory assembly approach to production that revolutionized the auto industry by greatly reducing the time required to assemble a car.
Comparable to Thomas Jefferson having slaves; it is paradoxical that Henry Ford (considered to be one of America's greatest minds) should also be preoccupied with racism.
When Henry Ford told a New York Times reporter that ethyl alcohol was "the fuel of the future" in 1925, he was expressing an opinion that was widely shared in the automotive industry.
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 Henry Ford
Henry Ford was born on July 30, 1863, to wealthy farmers, William and Mary Ford.
Henry was the first of six children and his parents intended for him to take over the very prosperous farm near Dearborn, Michigan when he became of age.
Henry Ford, brought the transportation industry to what it is today by taking those steps to build a gasoline powered automobile, no one else probably would have either.
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 Henry Ford and the Model T
Ford gained complete control of the company at a cost of $125 million -- $106 million of the stock, plus $19 million for the court-ordered dividend -- a fantastic outlay that he financed with a $75 million loan from two eastern banks.
Henry Ford had created a car for the multitudes and that car had created the basis of the car culture embraced by every subsequent generation.
Henry Ford died on April 7, 1947, at the age of eighty-three, having outlived the Model T by nearly twenty years.
www.wiley.com /legacy/products/subject/business/forbes/ford.html   (4783 words)

  
 CHAPTER SIX: Henry Ford and the Nazis
Henry Ford is often seen to be something of an enigma among the Wall Street elite.
Ford accused Morgan and others of using war and revolution as a road to profit and their influence in social systems as a means of personal advancement.
It was Henry Ford who in the 1930s built the Soviet Union's first modern automobile plant (located at Gorki) and which in the 50s and 60s produced the trucks used by the North Vietnamese to carry weapons and munitions for use against Americans.
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 Inventor Henry Ford Biography
Ford was inspired by the meat-packing houses of Chicago and a grain mill conveyor belt he had seen.
Ford called in Frederick Winslow Taylor, the creator of "scientific management," to do time and motion studies to determine the exact speed at which the work should proceed and the exact motions workers should use to accomplish their tasks.
Ford was called "a traitor to his class" by other industrialists and professionals, but he held firm in believing that well-paid workers would put up with dull work, be loyal, and buy his cars.
www.ideafinder.com /history/inventors/ford.htm   (4643 words)

  
 Henry Ford - International Motorsports Hall of Fame Member
Henry Ford was born on July 30, 1863, in Springwells Township, Michigan.
Ford was the chief engineer of the Edison Illuminating Company in Detroit when he decided to experiment with a 2-cylinder, 4-cycle engine which would power a low-cost automobile.
Ford was one of the early backers of the Indianapolis 500, and several times during the long history of that race, entries affiliated with Ford Motor Company were around the Brickyard.
www.motorsportshalloffame.com /halloffame/1993/Henry_Ford_main.htm   (317 words)

  
 Henry Ford Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Henry Ford was born on July 30, 1863, in Greenfield, Michigan.
Ford was a genius who in his spare time build a petrol-driven motor car, which he named the "Thin Lizzie".
Ford did go on to produce a Car that he displayed at the Grosse Pointe Blue Ribbon track at Detroit.
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 Henry Ford
Automobile pioneer Henry Ford is widely regarded as the father of the American automotive industry.
Ford was an isolationist who opposed entry into both World Wars but did allow his plants to be used for the manufacture of war material.
Ford and his son, Edsel, were also responsible for the creation of the Ford Foundation, the world's richest philanthropic entity.
www.multied.com /Bio/people/hford.html   (100 words)

  
 Henry Ford
Henry Ford, the son of farmer, was born in Greenfield, Michigan on 30th July, 1863.
Ford came up with the idea of sending a boat of pacifists to Europe to see if they could negotiate an agreement that would end the war.
Ford had a stroke in 1938 but returned to run the company after his son, Edsel Ford, died in 1943.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAford.htm   (1009 words)

  
 Henry Ford The Creator of the Assembly Line
Henry became a machinist at the age of 16.
When Henry was 18, Henry's father was worried about him because how do you make a living if you have no job so Henry's father gave him a large piece of farmland.
Henry left the farm and moved to Detroit to refine the gasoline engine.
www.kyrene.k12.az.us /schools/brisas/sunda/inventor/ford   (376 words)

  
 Inventor of the Week: Archive
It quickly became very popular; and soon Ford found he was unable to meet the enormous demand for his cars.
Ford's solution was to invent a moving industrial production line.
Ford found his new system produced cars quickly and efficiently; so efficiently that it considerably lowered the cost of assembling the cars.
web.mit.edu /invent/iow/ford.html   (220 words)

  
 Ford, Henry   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the 1920s, however, Ford fell behind its competitors in both technological development and consumer savvy (most famously, by its refusal to offer the Model T in any color but fl).
Ford also took an innovative approach to labor relations, paying significantly higher wages than competitors but also fiercely, often violently, resisting unionization.
By 1940, Ford had amassed a fortune in excess of one billion dollars, much of which he gave to charity through his philanthropic foundations.
us.history.wisc.edu /hist102/bios/24.html   (306 words)

  
 Henry Ford's Model T - AskTheBrain.com
Henry Ford was lready a wealthy man in 1909 when he began manufacturing the Model T Ford.
Henry Ford improved the assembly line for automobile manufacturing (Model-T), invented a transmission mechanism, and popularized the gas-powered automobile.
Henry Ford called his Model T The Universal Car and he firmly believed that there was no need for further development in motorcars as he had perfected the modern automobile.
www.askthebrain.com /ford_henry_model_t-.html   (392 words)

  
 Henry Ford The Creator of the Assembly Line
Henry became a machinist at the age of 16.
When Henry was 18, Henry's father was worried about him because how do you make a living if you have no job so Henry's father gave him a large piece of farmland.
Henry left the farm and moved to Detroit to refine the gasoline engine.
www.kidsnewsroom.org /elmer/infoCentral/frameset/inventors/ford/index.html   (376 words)

  
 Henry Ford - Famous Inventors and Inventions
Henry Ford was the founder of Ford Motor Company which is one of the biggest car industries today.
In 1863 Henry Ford was born on a Spring hill Township Farm near Dearborn, Michigan.
In 1903 Henry Ford incorporated started and they made the Model A and it was sold to a Chicago Dentist.
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 Henry Ford
Henry Ford Health System’s mission is to improve human life through excellence in the science and art of health care and healing.
Henry Ford’s CIO is now on staff at Covansys to continue to provide strategic guidance to the partnership.
In addition, it is important to Henry Ford that their Return on Assets be optimized, with savings achieved being used to fund new development that will drive strategic Henry Ford initiatives.
www.covansys.com /clients/case_henryford.htm   (184 words)

  
 Romney criticized by Jewish group for honoring Henry Ford - Boston.com
Republican Mitt Romney's choice of a museum honoring auto pioneer Henry Ford as the site of his presidential announcement was strongly criticized Monday by Jewish Democrats, who noted Ford's history of anti-Semitism.
The former Massachusetts governor, who is scheduled to formally launch his presidential candidacy from the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn on Tuesday, was taken to task by The National Jewish Democratic Council.
Ford was bestowed with the Grand Service Cross of the Supreme Order of the German Eagle by Adolf Hitler.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2007/02/12/romney_criticized_by_jewish_group_for_honoring_henry_ford   (357 words)

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