Ten fun facts about Henry Ford


Fact 1
Henry Ford, an American industrialist, published a book of antisemitic texts. The book was called "The International Jew".

Fact 2
He was supposed to take over the family farm when he got older. Ford did not like farm work.

Fact 3
A company of Ford's located in the United Kingdom became a major supplier of weapons rather than farm equipment during World War 1.


Fact 4
President Woodrow Wilson wanted Ford to run for representative of Michigan in the U.S. Senate. He did run and he came close to winning.

Fact 5
He opened plants in other countries because he believed in could lead to international peace. He did not want to rely on foreign trade to build his vehicles.

Fact 6
A public viewing was held during Ford's funeral, where up to 5,000 people per hour came to view the casket.

Fact 7
In 1943 he took the seat of presidency of the Ford Motor Company after the president passed, but he was deemed unfit by board members. They claimed he was not fit to fill the responsibility.

Fact 8
In 1914 he published a book called "The Case Against the Little White Slaver" regarding the negative affects of smoking. This was unusual, as smoking was not determined unhealthy yet.

Fact 9
When racing was becoming popular, Ford involved himself by entering stripped-down Model T's. In 1996, he was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.

Fact 10
In the book Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler, Ford is the only American mentioned. Hitler reported to the Detroit News that For was an inspiration.


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