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William Clay Ford Sr.

Ford in 1961
Born (1925-03-14)March 14, 1925
Detroit, Michigan
Died March 9, 2014(2014-03-09) (aged 88)
Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan
Cause of death Pneumonia
Resting place Woodlawn Cemetery (Detroit, Michigan)
Nationality American
Education Hotchkiss School (1943)[1]
Yale University (BEc)

Chairman of Detroit Lions
Executive of Ford Motor Company

Net worth $1.4 billion (2013)[2]
Spouse(s) Martha Parke Firestone (1947–2014)

Martha Parke Morse (b. 1948)
Sheila Firestone Hamp (b. 1951)
William Clay Ford Jr. (b. 1957)
Elizabeth Hudson Ford (b. 1961)


Edsel Ford
Eleanor Lowthian Clay

I think sports are a wonderful diversion. People can relate to sports very easily. It’s a quick study.
William Clay Ford, Sr.
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.
William Clay Ford, Sr.
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.
William Clay Ford, Sr.
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.
William Clay Ford, Sr.
Detroit – and I’m not blowing smoke at anybody – is probably the greatest fan sports town in the country. They’ll support anything.
William Clay Ford, Sr.