December 2, 1948 (Thursday) A conference of the United States Department of Labor failed to pass a resolution pledging support to President Truman's civil rights program when it was defeated by a vote of 23-21. The American Federation of Labor generally opposed the resolution while the Congress of Industrial Organizations generally supported it.
Edsel Bryant Ford II (born December 27, 1948) is the great-grandson of Henry Ford, grandson of Edsel Ford, and the son of Henry Ford II.He is currently a member of the board of directors of Ford Motor Company and serves on the finance committee and sustainability and innovation committee.
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1948 was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1948th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 948th year of the 2nd millennium, the 48th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1940s decade.
The Ford car was thoroughly updated in 1941, in preparation for a time of unpredictability surrounding World War II.The 1941 design would continue in an aborted 1942 model year and would be restarted in 1946 and produced until 1948 when the more modern 1949 Fords were ready.
Introduced at the 1948 Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris, it was designed entirely in Detroit (resembling contemporary Mercury models) and featured the Poissy-made 2158 cc Aquillon sidevalve V8 engine of Ford's Flathead engine family, the same as in pre-war Matford cars. It was the only French car of its time with a V8 engine.
A 1948 Ford Deluxe convertible was the base car that was transformed into "Greased Lightning" in the movie Grease.  In the 1984 film The Karate Kid , Mr Miyagi gives Daniel Larusso a cream-colored 1947 Ford Super DeLuxe convertible  as a birthday gift.
The Ford F-Series is a series of trucks marketed and manufactured by Ford.In production since 1948, the F-Series is a range of light-duty trucks marketed as full-size pickup trucks, slotted above the compact Ford Ranger in the Ford truck model range.
It was the first all-new automobile design introduced by the Big Three after World War II, civilian production having been suspended during the war, and the 1946-1948 models from Ford, GM, and Chrysler being updates of their pre-war models.
Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. (/ ˈ dʒ ɛr əl d /; born Leslie Lynch King Jr.; July 14, 1913 – December 26, 2006) was an American politician and attorney who served as the 38th president of the United States from 1974 to 1977.