Thomson ReutersJune 17, 2013 07:37
William Clay Ford Sr., grandson of pioneer automaker, dies at 88
DETROIT (Reuters) - Former Ford Motor Co executive William Clay Ford Sr., the last surviving grandchild of the automaker's founder, Henry Ford, and the longtime owner of the Detroit Lions football team, died on Sunday at age 88, the company said. Ford, who spent many of his 57 years at Ford focusing on automobile design, died of pneumonia at his home in the Detroit suburb Grosse Pointe Shores.
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