Lewis, David Lanier, 1927-....

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Educator and historian.

From the description of Papers, 1957. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70947438

David L. Lewis, born in southern Illinois, earned a B.S. degree in journalism from the University of Illinois, master's degree in public relations and history from Boston University and the University of Michigan respectively, and attended the London School of Economics as a Fulbright Scholar. Lewis served in the Navy during World War II, reported for daily newspapers in Edwardsville and Alton, Ill. following the war, and joined the Ford Motor Company in 1950. He initially served as editor of employee publications at the St. Louis Lincoln-Mercury Assembly Plant; in 1953, he wrote feature stories for the firm's 50th anniversary celebration. Lewis left Ford in 1955 to complete work on a PhD degree in history at the University of Michigan. In 1959, he worked in public relations for General Motors and in 1965 became a professor of business history at the University of Michigan's Graduate School of Business Administration. Lewis has authored more than four hundred articles about Ford Motor Company and Henry Ford and two prize winning books: The Public Image of Henry Ford and The Automobile and American Culture.

From the description of David Lanier Lewis papers, 1940-2003. (The Henry Ford). WorldCat record id: 53929692

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creatorOf Irwin, James W., 1902?- . Papers, 1934?-1978. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Lewis, David Lanier, 1927-. Papers, 1957. Dearborn Historical Museum
creatorOf Lewis, David Lanier, 1927-. Interviews with past Michigan governors, 1981. State Archive of Michigan
creatorOf Lewis, David Lanier, 1927-. David Lanier Lewis papers, 1940-2003. The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
referencedIn Guide to the Abbott Simon Papers, 1932-2002 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
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associatedWith Bennett, Harry Herbert, 1892-1979 person
associatedWith Berry Schools. corporateBody
associatedWith Bordinat, Eugene, 1920- person
associatedWith Caldwell, Philip, 1920- person
associatedWith Couzens, James Joseph, 1872-1936. person
associatedWith Ford, Clara Bryant, 1866-1950. person
associatedWith Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. person
associatedWith Ford, Henry, 1847-1963. person
associatedWith Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. person
associatedWith Ford Motor Company corporateBody
associatedWith Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant. corporateBody
associatedWith Ford Village Industries. corporateBody
associatedWith Henry Ford Trade School. corporateBody
associatedWith Irwin, James W., 1902?- . person
associatedWith Simon, Abbott, 1916- person
associatedWith Wayside Inn (Sudbury, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Wills, C. Harold (Childe Harold), 1878-1940. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Upper Peninsula (Mich.)
Macon (Mich.)
Richmond Hill (Ga.)
Soybean products
Aircraft industry
Automobile industry and trade
Ford automobile
Ford Model T automobile
Lincoln automobile
Mercury automobile


Birth 1927-07-27



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