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  1. Henry Ford II (September 4, 1917 – September 29, 1987), sometimes known as "HF2" or "Hank the Deuce", was an American businessman in the automotive industry. He was the eldest son of Edsel Ford I and eldest grandson of Henry Ford I.

    • Automobile executive
    • Yale University (did not graduate)
  2. Henry Ford II, (born September 4, 1917, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.—died September 29, 1987, Detroit), American industrialist and head of Ford Motor Company for 34 years (1945–79). He is generally credited with reviving the firm.

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    Henry Ford II (September 4, 1917 – September 29, 1987), sometimes known as "HF2" or "Hank the Deuce", was the eldest son of Edsel Ford and eldest grandson of Henry Ford. He was president of the Ford Motor Company from 1945 to 1960, chief executive officer (CEO) from 1945 to 1979, and chairman of the board of directors from 1960 to 1980. Notably, un...

    Henry Ford II was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Eleanor Clay Ford and Edsel Ford on September 4, 1917. He, brothers Benson and William, and sister Josephine, grew up amid affluence. He graduated from The Hotchkiss School in 1936. He attended Yale University, where he served on the business staff of The Yale Record, the campus humor magazine, but le...

    When his father Edsel, president of Ford, died of cancer in May 1943 (during World War II), Henry Ford II was serving in the Navy and unable to take over the presidency of the family-owned business. The elderly and ailing Henry Ford, company founder, re-assumed the presidency. By this point in his life, the elder Ford was mentally inconsistent, sus...

  3. Henry Ford ’s grandson and namesake, Henry Ford II, was born on September 4, 1917 in Detroit, Michigan. Born to Edsel Ford and Eleanor Clay Ford, he was the eldest of their four children. Henry Ford II attended the prestigious Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut where he graduated in 1936. He went on to attend Yale University.

  4. Henry Ford II was serving in the Navy when his father, Edsel B. Ford, passed away. At that time, company founder Henry Ford had been incapacitated by illness. With World War II military production at a critical stage, the company was losing $10 million a month and President Franklin Roosevelt was considering government intervention in the company.

  5. Jan 27, 2010 · July 13 Henry Ford II fires Lee Iacocca On July 13, 1978, Ford Motor Company chairman Henry Ford II fires Lee Iacocca as Ford’s president, ending years of tension between the two men. Born to an...

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