Born - July 30th, 1863
Died - April 7th, 1947
Early influences - mothers death devastated him and caused him to work hard, father gave him a pocket watch
Impact on history- affordable cars, started assembly line, revolutionized american society and transportation
Quote - failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
Website - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Ford
- Early life - he was born on a farm so he pretty much grew up with the mentality of hard work. He had 4 siblings: Margaret, William, Jane, and Robert. He got a pocket watch when he was around 15 and started dismantling and reassembling it, this led to his reputation as a watch repairman and he did it for his friends and neighbors. He would walk 4 miles to get to his church when he was 20. (He went to an episcopal church)
- Career (early) - in 1891 he became a engineer for Edison illuminating company. In 1893 he got promoted to (he was promoted before 1893, I should have just deleted that part and wrote this... why am I still typing) chief engineer and had enough money and time to start expirementing on gasoline engines.after a while with expirementing he came up with the quadricycle and tested it out a few times before making new ideas on how to improve it. He got inspired by Thomas Edison after Edison approved of his machine and he made a second vechicle
- Ford motor company - when he was partnered up with Alexander Y. Malcomson the FIRST time, it was called "Ford and Malcomson, Ltd". After the sales were low and they were heading for a crisis of paying the Dodge brothers for their first shipment. Malcomson got some new investors and got the Dodge brothers to accept a portion of their newly formed company. Their (Ford and malcomson) partnership was reincorporated into Ford Motor Company on June 16, 1903.
And that was the hard journey to today's modern Ford