Biography of John B. Ford
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FORD, John Battice, vice president and general manager Michigan Alkali Co.; born, New Albany, Ind., Oct. 25, 1866; son of Ed. ward and Mittie (Penn) Ford; educated at Western University of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, and Harvard University, special course and Law School, 1888; married at Sandusky, O., 1895, Helen Sloane; 2 sons: John B., Jr., Frederick Sloane. Began business career as treasurer of the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., Pittsburgh, Pa., 1888, continuing until 1893; came to Wyandotte, Mich., with his grandfather, 1893, and. founded the Michigan Alkali Co., manufacturers of heavy chemicals, with which he has since been identified; located in Detroit, 1893. President J. B. Ford Co., Huron Portland Cement Co.; vice president Edward Ford Plate Glass Co., Toledo, O.; Old Detroit National Bank; director Security Trust Co., Michigan Savings Bank, etc. Member Board of Commerce. Republican. Episcopalian. Clubs: Detroit, Country, Tondotega, Automobile, Detroit Racquet and Curling. Recreations: automobiling, golf and yachting. Office: 1622 Ford Bldg. Residence: 1730 Jefferson Ave.

From:
The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit

Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Chicago 1914.

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