Edsel Bryant Ford


Edsel Bryant Ford Famous memorial

Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Death 26 May 1943 (aged 49)
Grosse Pointe Shores, Macomb County, Michigan, USA
Burial Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Plot Section 10
Memorial ID 351 View Source

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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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 351
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Edsel Bryant Ford (6 Nov 1893–26 May 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 351, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .