Henry Ford, an American hero and icon. He changed the lifestyle of the middle class and made owning an automobile possible for everyone. I think he would be proud to know The Ford Motor Company is still (and the only) US auto company following his business model.
Henry Ford ..... I didn't know him but my Great Grandfather, Harley Furrow worked for him as his personal chef and lived with his family on his property. Henry Ford used to drive my Grandmother to school in Model Ts that weren't on the market yet in 1912.
Henry Ford's Publications on Jews - Professor Jonathan Sarna (Brandeis University) talked about how industrialist Henry Ford founded and supported a newspaper that published anti-Semitic articles. – To watch 11/3/14 95-minute video, click http://www.c-span.org/video/?322268-1/discussion-henry-fords-publications-jews