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William Clay Ford Sr. Biography
Ford served on the boards of Ford Motor Company as well as the Edison Institute. Ford possessed and served as chairman of the Detroit Lions football team. After the war, Ford wed Martha Parke Firestone, the granddaughter of Harvey Firestone and Idabelle Smith Firestone, on June 21, 1947. In 1948, a year after Henry Ford’s departure, Ford was named to Ford Motor Company’s board of directors. Ford received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Yale University in 1949; he was an associate of the Psi Upsilon fraternity. After graduating, Ford worked for the Ford Motor Company, and briefly headed, the Continental Division. The Continental Office, however, was short lived and united with the Lincoln Motor Company just before Ford’s public stock offering. Ford redesigned the Lincoln Continental, a vehicle his dad created; in 1955, the Continental Mark II was launched. Just two images adorned his office wall, his dad’s Continental and his modernized Mark II. Ford was chairman of the board in the Henry Ford Museum, from 1951 to 1983. He was also involved in other historical properties, serving on the boards of the Wayside Inn and Seaboard Properties, which handled the Dearborn Inn and Botsford Hostel. On April 10, 1952, an iron ore-hauling boat, the SS William Clay Ford, was named in honor of him. He was also chairman of the short lived Detroit Cougars, an expert soccer team, which played in the USA and NASL leagues.