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Peter Edmund Martin
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Birth: Apr. 17, 1882
Ontario, Canada
Death: Oct. 8, 1944
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA

Automotive Executive
Peter Martin was hired by C.Harold Wills of Ford Motor Company and began work at the Mack Avenue Plant on December 15, 1905 in Detroit, MI. He was the only one to have work responsibilites at every plant of Ford Motor Company, Mack, Piquette, Highland Park, and Rouge Plant, besides Mr. Ford. In 1908 at the Piquette Plant, Martin with Sorensen's help, launched the Model T there, with him reorginizing the plant.In 1929, he signed an agreement with the Soviets for Ford Motor to make Tractors for them, Charles Sorensen was the witness to this. He had so much respect for Labor that during the " Battle of the Overpass" on May 26,1937,he was the only one allowed by Walter Reuther and the UAW to enter the plant and retrieve personal items. He retired on July 10,1941 as Vice President and Director of Ford Motor Company, while the resignation was accepted on July 17, 1941. Charles Sorenson was his replacement.One historical note, P.E. Martin was the only Board of Director for Ford Motor Company, that was not a Ford family member. Biography facts from Henry's Lieutenants (1993) by Ford Bryan and facts from M.P Martin from research on his Grandfather (2003). 
 
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  Rosemary Louise Giroux Martin (1881 - 1963)*
 
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Burial:
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: Joel Hurley
Record added: Jun 08, 2004
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- Joel Hurley
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