The Ford family tree
Guests at National Summit sound downbeat theme
Ford, the grandson of the company founder, industry giant Henry Ford, said he expected the U.S. government’s ownership of General Motors Corp would continue for “some time” — suggesting the quick but controversial trip through bankruptcy that Chrysler LLC enjoyed would not be repeated.
Bill Ford, Jr. is the son of Bill Ford, Sr., who is the son of Edsel Ford, who was the son of company founder, Henry Ford. By my reckoning, that makes Bill Ford Jr. Henry’s great-grandson, not his grandson.
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Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford talks with the media during The National Summit at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan June 15, 2009. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook