The older of the two Dodge brothers who founded their pioneering automotive company.
He and his brother worked at a boilermaker plant and a typograph company with John Francis handling the logistics while his brother was the mechanical genius.
He and his brother were some of the first investors into the Ford Motor Company and supplied it with parts from their own company.
He and his brother were born in Niles, Michigan, where their father ran a fish and chips place.
He and his brother were bought out by Henry Ford from the Ford Motor Company. They received a total of $25 million.