Dates: 1863-1947
Born in: Dearborn, Michigan
Major Events

1879: Began work as machine shop apprentice, Detroit

1887: Chief engineer, Edison Illuminating Company, Detroit

1896: Built first automobile

1903: founded Ford Motor Company

1909:Model T (the Flivver) built by mass production on assembly line

1914: 8-hour day, minimum five-dollar wage

1915: attempted mediation of World War I with group of reformers

1918: unsuccessful candidate for U. S. Senator from Michigan

Began Ford Foundation

Major Publications

Today and Tomorrow(1926)

Moving Forward(1930)

The American Shop
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