William Clay Ford
Ford passed away on March 9 at the age of 88 after owning the Detroit Lions since 1964.
The Ford Motor Co. Fund will award a $1 million grant for scholarships commemorating William Clay Ford’s contributions to the automaker’s design legacy.
More members of the sports and business communities are sharing their memories of William Clay Ford, the last surviving grandchild of automotive pioneer Henry Ford and owner of the Detroit Lions.
“We are saddened by the passing of William Clay Ford, Sr. and extend our condolences to the entire Ford family, the Ford Motor Company, the Lions organization and all of his employees.”
William Clay Ford, Sr. purchased the team in November 1963 and served as its chairman until his death.
The last surviving grandson of Ford Motor Company founder Henry Ford is gone. William Clay Ford, Sr. died Sunday at the age of 88.
The Lions are holding a press conference Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Ford Field to introduce Caldwell as the new coach.