Henry's Lieutenants

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Wayne State University Press, 2003 - Business & Economics - 328 pages
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Although Henry Ford gloried in the limelight of highly publicized achievement, he privately admitted, "I don't do so much, I just go around lighting fires under other people."

Henry's Lieutenants features biographies of thirty-five "other people" who served Henry Ford in a variety of capacities, and nearly all of whom contributed to his fame. These biographical sketches and career highlights reflect the people of high caliber employed by Henry Ford to accomplish his goals: Harry Bennett, Albert Kahn, Ernest Kanzler, William S. Knudsen, and Charles E. Sorenson, among others. Most were employed by the Ford Motor Company, although a few of them were Ford's personal employees satisfying concurrent needs of a more private nature, including his farming, educational, and sociological ventures.

Ford Bryan obtained a considerable amount of the material in this book from the oral reminiscences of the subjects themselves.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Clarence Williard Avery
15
Irving Ruben Bacon
21
Harry Herbert Bennett
29
Fred Lee Black
37
Robert Allen Boyer
45
William John Cameron
53
Frank Charles Campsall
59
Eugene Jeno Farkas
105
Carl Edvard Johansson
131
Ernest Carlton Kanzler
147
Russell Hudson McCarroll
189
Contents Samuel Simpson Marquis
205
Howard Woodworth Simpson
251
Childe Harold Wills
289
Henrys Sublieutenants
295

Edward James Cutler
81
and Evangeline Cote Dahlinger
93
Recollections
301
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About the author (2003)

Ford R. Bryan is a historical researcher for the Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village Archives and Library. He is the author of Beyond the Model T: The Other Ventures of Henry Ford and The Fords of Dearborn: An Illustrated History.

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