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Rowland Smith (1888-1988)

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Sir (Alexander) Rowland Smith (1888-1988), Chairman of Ford

1904 Apprentice at Humber

1924 Joined Ford

Joined Standard

1928/9 Re-joined Ford

1939 Director, Ford Motor Co

1941 Appointed MD

1944 Knighted

1950 Chairman of Ford

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