(September 4, 1917-September 29, 1987)
Son of Edsel Ford and Eleanor Clay
Grandson of Henry Ford
Briefly served the US Navy (1941 - 1943)
President of Ford Motor Company (1945 - 1960)
CEO of Ford Motor Company (1960 - 1979)
Chairman of Ford Motor Company (1960 - 1980)
Why he might be annoying
He was an autocrat.
He left Yale University to join Ford Motor Company.
He introduced the biggest flop in Ford Motor Company's history, the Ford Edsel (named after his father).
He fired Bunky Knudsen and forced Lee Iacocca to quit.
Why he might not be annoying
When the United States entered WW II, he joined the US Navy Reserve. He was later dismissed so he can help Ford Motor Company's contribution to the war effort after his father's death.
He put Ford Motor Company back on its track after the post war disarray.
He tried to acquire Ferrari, but Enzo Ferrari changed his mind.
He introduced the GT40 and it became the first American car to win the Le Mans 24 hour’s endurance race.
Credit: James Brian
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Year In Review:
For 2017, as of last week, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 8 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 68 Votes: 66.18% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 35 Votes: 71.43% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 22 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
In 2007, Out of 70 Votes: 52.86% Annoying
In 2006, Out of 115 Votes: 60.87% Annoying
In 2005, Out of 177 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
In 2004, Out of 257 Votes: 67.70% Annoying
In 2003, Out of 417 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
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