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Henry Ford's grandson, William Clay Ford Sr., dies at age 88

Mar 10, 2014, 2:18 AM EDT

The last surviving grandson of Henry Ford, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, has died at the age of 88. William Clay Ford Senior was a director at the company for almost six decades and owner of the National Football League's Detroit Lions. In a statement, the Ford Motor Company said that he was instrumental in influencing the designs of vehicles the company made. Mr Ford died of pneumonia at his home in a suburb of Detroit.
Henry Ford's grandson, William Clay Ford Snr, dies [Reuters]