Today in Michigan History

November 6, 1893

Edsel Ford was born.

The only child of Henry and Clara Ford, Edsel was one of the least known automobile giants. Shirking the limelight, Edsel became president of the Ford Motor Company at the age of twenty-six.  Edsel’s many accomplishments during his years as head of the company included building the River Rouge complex, donating millions to charity and the arts, and introducing the nation to aviation through the Tri-motor.

Thank you Michigan Start Pages for this glimpse into our past.  See more here.