William Clay Ford Sr.

American football executive
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William Clay Ford, Sr. (March 14, 1925 – March 9, 2014) was an American businessman. He was the last surviving grandchild of Henry Ford. Ford owned and served as chairman of the Detroit Lions football team.

Ford in 1961

Ford was born on March 14, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan. He studied at Yale University. Ford died on March 9, 2014 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan from pneumonia, aged 88.[1]


  1. "Ford Motor Company Releases Statement On Death Of William Clay Ford, Sr". Dearborn, MI: CBS News. March 9, 2014. Retrieved March 9, 2014.