David Lanier Lewis papers, 1940-2003.
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When Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903, Alexander Y. Malcolmson was elected the Company's first treasurer, but his assistant James Couzens actually managed financial functions. People holding the position of Ford Motor Company treasurer from 1903 to 1955 included Alexander Y. Malcolmson, 1903-1906; James J. Couzens, 1906-1915; Frank L. Klingensmith, 1915-1921; Edsel B Ford, 1921-1943; B. J. Craig, 1943-1946; and L. E. Briggs, 1946-1955. In 1903, the business office was in a small building o...
Henry Ford believed that a working knowledge of industrial arts was the most practical knowledge a young man could have. To this end, Ford established several schools where he could offer a technical education that would prepare people for work in industry. His first and major trade school was begun in Highland Park, Michigan in 1916 adjacent to Ford Motor Company's Highland Park Plant, opening with six boys and one instructor. Frederick E. Searle was appointed superintendent. Classes not only e...
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 Edw...
Edsel Ford's interests beyond automobiles and the automobile industry were broad and varied. He was president of the Arts Commission of the Detroit Institute of Arts, a trustee of the Museum of Modern Art, and a trustee for the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Inc. He was a member of the Isle Royal National Park Commission, chairman of the board of the Detroit University School, and a director of the Manufacturers National Bank of Detroit. He was active in Ford Motor Company educatio...
Industrialist and philanthropist Henry Ford, born July 30, 1863, grew up on a farm in what is now Dearborn, Michigan. Mechanically inclined from an early age, he worked in Detroit machine shops as a young man and became an engineer at the Edison Illuminating Company in 1891. Henry and Clara Jane Bryant, married in 1888, had one child, Edsel, born in 1893. In that same year, Henry tested his first internal combustion engine, and by 1896 completed his first car, the Quadricycle. Ford partnered in ...
C. Harold Wills was an early associate of Henry Ford having worked with him as a draftsman prior to the 1903 founding of the Ford Motor Company. He remained with Ford until 1919 designing cars, experimenting with new steel alloys and contributing much of the expertise that made Ford's mass production methods possible. After leaving Ford, along with another former Ford employee, John R. Lee, he formed the Marysville Land Company and founded the city of Marysville. There he formed his own automobi...