|William Clay Ford Sr.|
Ford in 1961
|Born||(1925-03-14)March 14, 1925
|Died||March 9, 2014(2014-03-09) (aged 88)
Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan
|Cause of death||Pneumonia|
|Resting place||Woodlawn Cemetery (Detroit, Michigan)|
|Education||Hotchkiss School (1943)
Yale University (BEc)
Chairman of Detroit Lions
|Net worth||$1.4 billion (2013)|
|Spouse(s)||Martha Parke Firestone (1947â€“2014)|
Martha Parke Morse (b. 1948)
I think sports are a wonderful diversion. People can relate to sports very easily. It’s a quick study.
The Ford Motor Company has always been part of my life, and I continue to draw a lot of energy from this wonderful and exciting business.
We have a spirit of working together, and we have a passion for cars. And we also have a great desire to see the Ford name in the forefront of world transportation.
Leaving the board will relieve me of formal duties and give me more flexibility, but I still expect to spend as much time as possible with the extended family of Ford people and will gladly help the company and the board in any way I can.
Detroit – and I’m not blowing smoke at anybody – is probably the greatest fan sports town in the country. They’ll support anything.