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Henry Ford
Henry ford was a very successful and prospering man and the founder of Ford Motor Company. In 1879, Ford left home to work as an apprentice machinist in Detroit, first with James F. Flower & Bros., and later with the Detroit dry dock Co. In 1882, he returned to Dearborn to work on the family farm, where he became adept at operating the Westinghouse portable steam engine. He was hired by Westinghouse to service their steam engines. During this period henry also studied bookkeeping at Goldsmith, Bryant and Stratton Business College in Detroit. He got a Promotion to Chief Engineer in 1893; he had enough time and money to devote attention to his personal experiments on gasoline engines. These experiments culminated in 1896 with the completion of a self-propelled vehicle which he named the Ford Quadricycle. Alexander Y. Malcomson, a Detroit-area coal dealer. They formed a partnership, Ford & Malcomson, Ltd. to manufacture automobiles. Ford went to work designing an inexpensive automobile, and the duo leased a factory and contracted with a machine shop owned by John and Horace E. Dodge to supply over $160,000 in parts .Sales passed 250,000 in 1914. By 1916, as the price dropped to $360 for the basic touring car, sales reached 472,000. President Woodrow Wilson asked Ford to run as a Democrat for the United States Senate for Michigan in 1918. Although the nation was at war, Ford ran as a peace candidate and a strong supporter of the proposed League of Nations.[Ford lost in a close election by the Republican candidate, Truman Newberry, a former United States Secretary of the Navy. Henry Ford turned the presidency of Ford Motor Company over to his son Edsel Ford in December 1918. Henry kept final decision authority and sometimes retreated his son. Henry Ford revolutionized the way cars were designed and built, introducing assembly line factories for producing mass amounts of vehicles that led to lower prices…