Henry's Lieutenants

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Wayne State University Press, Jul 16, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 328 pages
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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. Sorensen, among others. Most were employed by 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. It is significant to note that many of these same men were cast off by Ford. Some of the dispossessed left his employment and became more prominent in their own right than when under Ford's dominance. Ford Bryan obtained a considerable amount of the material in this book from the oral reminiscences of the subjects themselves. He also used the collections of the Archives and Library of Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village, the Bentley Library of the University of Michigan, the Cranbrook Archives and Historical Collections, and the Burton Historical Collection. Although the lives of thirty-five lieutenants are described in this book, many more individuals contributed to Ford's success; the author acknowledges them in Appendix I. Additional acquaintances of Henry Ford, those who have given oral accounts of their association with Ford, the man, or Ford Motor Company, are listed in Appendix II.
 

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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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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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