American entrepreneur who was the first person to run the Ford Motor Company who was not part of the Ford family. He led one of the most impressive business revivals in history.
He majored in economics at Muskingum College and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University.
He worked as a senior managing director at Shearson Lehman Brothers in New York after retiring from Ford in 1985.
He was born to Robert Clyde Caldwell, a farmer, and Wilhelmina Hemphill in Bourneville, Ohio.
He ran Ford Motor Company which was founded by Henry Ford.