Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions Owner William Clay Ford Sr. Dies


Detroit Lions owner William Clay Ford Sr. passed away at his home from pneumonia on Sunday at the age of 88.

Ford had owned the Lions since grabbing controlling interest in the team back on November 22, 1963 – coincidentally on the same day that President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated.

Born in 1925, Ford joined the board of directors at Ford Motor in 1948 – a year before graduating from Yale University.

Ford was last surviving grandson of Ford Motor Company founder Henry Ford.


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