William Clay Ford Sr., last surviving grandson of Henry Ford, dies

William Clay Ford Sr., last surviving grandson of Henry Ford, dies

DETROIT, March 10 (UPI) -- Control of Detroit Lions should go to William Ford Sr.'s son, Bill Ford Jr., after the elder's death.
Danielle Haynes
Lions ink Calvin Johnson to 8-year deal

Lions ink Calvin Johnson to 8-year deal

DETROIT, March 14 (UPI) -- The Detroit Lions Wednesday signed all-pro receiver Calvin Johnson to the richest contract in NFL history with an eight-year, $132 million deal.
Report: Millen out as Lions' executive

Report: Millen out as Lions' executive

DETROIT, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Matt Millen, whose team is an NFL-worst 31-84 since he took over the Lions, is reportedly out as president and general manager of the Detroit Lions.

Ford aims to reinvent Detroit

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Company's so-called innovation revolution revolves around a top-secret project aimed at building a recyclable car.

Millen gets new deal from Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Detroit Lions President and CEO Matt Millen has received a five-year extension, effective after the 2005 season.

Ford scion to retire

DETROIT, March 10 (UPI) -- William Clay Ford Sr., a scion of the Ford Motors' founding family who guided the company since 1948, will retire from the board of directors in May.

Carmakers and others seek tort reform

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. automakers and other business groups are stepping up efforts to limit civil liabilities and curb frivolous lawsuits.

Ford to add hundreds of jobs

CHICAGO, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Company is adding 400 to 600 jobs at its Chicago assembly plant and new supplier center, Chairman and CEO William Clay Ford said.

Commentary: Millen fine raises questions

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Contrary to what people say or want us to believe, we have not come a long way on the race question.
RON COLBERT, UPI Sports Managing Editor

Activists 'ticket' SUVs for polluting

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- Washington area activists are "ticketing" sport-utility vehicles in a campaign advocating more fuel-efficient, cleaner models of the popular trucks.

Ford said planning layoffs

DETROIT, July 18 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. reportedly expects to eliminate up to 2,000 white-collar jobs in North America later this year.

Ford backs away from SUV mileage goals

DETROIT, April 18 (UPI) -- Three years ago, when record profits were rolling in, then-Ford Motor Co. CEO Jacques Nasser vowed to improve fuel economy of SUVs by 25 percent.

Mariucci decides to put rest on hold

DETROIT, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Detroit Lions Coach Steve Mariucci said Wednesday he strongly considered taking some time off, but finally decided he would rather be working that resting.

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William Clay Ford
William Clay Ford Jr., Chairman, Ford Motor Company speaks at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on November 11, 2004. Ford discussed what he thought American companies must do to stay competitive and how the government can contribute to that success. Ford strongly supported many of the Republican campaign promises for tort and health care reform, as well as corporate well fare. ..(UPI Photo/Michael Kleinfeld)..

William Clay Ford (born March 14, 1925) is the youngest of the four children of Edsel Ford and a 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 on June 21, 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 fraternity and Wolf's Head.

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

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