Henry Ford II

1917 - 1987

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Henry Ford II (September 4, 1917 – September 29, 1987), sometimes known as "HF2" or "Hank the Deuce", was an American businessman in the automotive industry. He was the eldest son of Edsel Ford I and eldest grandson of Henry Ford I. He was president of the Ford Motor Company from 1945 to 1960, chief executive officer (CEO) from 1945 to 1979, and chairman of the board of directors from 1960 to 1980. Under the leadership of Henry Ford II, Ford Motor Company became a publicly traded corporation in 1956. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Ford II has received more than 2,959,988 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Henry Ford II is the 129th most popular businessperson (up from 217th in 2019), the 1,520th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,941st in 2019) and the 43rd most popular American Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Henry Ford II ranks 129 out of 604Before him are Christina Onassis, Basil Zaharoff, Gordon Moore, Roy O. Disney, Hiroshi Yamauchi, and Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche. After him are Yves Rocher, Lee Iacocca, Max Manus, Ethan Allen, Ren Zhengfei, and Alisher Usmanov.

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Among people born in 1917, Henry Ford II ranks 67Before him are Herbert A. Hauptman, Jane Wyman, Yukio Tsuda, John Cornforth, Juan Rulfo, and Ko Arima. After him are Will Eisner, Buddy Rich, David Easton, William Standish Knowles, Herbert Lom, and Obdulio Varela. Among people deceased in 1987, Henry Ford II ranks 41Before him are André Masson, Jaco Pastorius, Liberace, Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover, Bob Fosse, and Alistair MacLean. After him are Buddy Rich, Douglas Sirk, Didier Pironi, Danny Kaye, Camille Chamoun, and Yakov Zeldovich.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Henry Ford II ranks 1,520 out of 15,968Before him are Lee de Forest (1873), Tom Wolfe (1930), Lily Tomlin (1939), George Smoot (1945), Martha Washington (1731), and Barbara Eden (1931). After him are Fred Willard (1939), Sonny Rollins (1930), Bill Pullman (1953), J. K. Simmons (1955), Will Eisner (1917), and Fran Drescher (1957).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Henry Ford II ranks 43Before him are William Boeing (1881), Bernard Baruch (1870), Walter Chrysler (1875), Christina Onassis (1950), Gordon Moore (1929), and Roy O. Disney (1893). After him are Lee Iacocca (1924), Ethan Allen (1738), Lady Bird Johnson (1912), Melinda Gates (1964), Katharine Graham (1917), and Phil Knight (1938).