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Born in Detroit on March 14, 1925, William Clay Ford was the youngest son of Mr. & Mrs. Edsel B. Ford’s four children.  He attended Detroit University School in Grosse Pointe, Mich., and the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn.​
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 William Clay Ford, last living grandchild of Henry Ford, passes away

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​Ypsilanti –Where would Ford Motor Company be today if it weren’t for the significant contributions and support of the late William Clay Ford? Would Rawsonville be here? It’s easy to think about the “what ifs” knowing the iconic legacy Mr. Ford leaves behind.

Today, Rawsonville employees are reflecting on those accomplishments, one day after Mr. Ford passed away at his home on Sunday from pneumonia.

Not only did Mr. Ford help steer Ford Motor Company into the modern era as an employee, but he was also instrumental in setting the company’s design direction, overseeing the development of a number of classic vehicles, including the Continental Mark II, considered by many to be one of the most iconic cars ever built.

Rawsonville has lowered its flags to fly at half-staff for 30 days to honor Mr. Ford, who passed away just five days shy of what would have been his 89th birthday on Friday.

Click here to read more on funeral arrangements and contributions.

3/10/2014 12:00 AM