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Edsel Bryant Ford
Birth: Nov. 6, 1893
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: May 26, 1943
Grosse Pointe Shores
Macomb County
Michigan, USA

Ford Motor Company President. The only child of Henry Ford I and Clara Bryant, he married Eleanor Lowthian Clay in 1916. A designer and executive, he was the first secretary of the Ford Motor Company, becoming its president in 1921 and serving until 1943. He developed the collections of decorative arts and Americana at the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan, and served on the Arts Commission of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) from 1925 to 1943. He and Eleanor amassed a huge priceless art collection, most of which was bequeathed to the DIA with reproductions created for their home-turned-museum, the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan. 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)
  Clara Jane Bryant Ford (1866 - 1950)
 
 Spouse:
  Eleanor Lowthian Clay Ford (1896 - 1976)
 
 Children:
  Henry Ford (1917 - 1987)*
  Benson Ford (1919 - 1978)*
  Josephine Clay Ford (1923 - 2005)*
  William Clay Ford (1925 - 2014)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Section 10
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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