James CouzensPapers 1903-1940

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James Couzens Papers, 1903-1940

James CouzensPapers 1903-1940

General manager and treasurer of Ford Motor Company, mayor of Detroit, and United States senator. Correspondence, articles, speeches, subject files, and scrapbooks documenting his career as an industrialist and politician.

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