John Francis Dodge

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Birthday
25, 1864
Birthplace
Niles, MI
Death Date
Jan 14, 1920 (55)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
25, 1864
Birthplace
Niles, MI
Death Date
Jan 14, 1920 (55)

About

The older of the two Dodge brothers who founded their pioneering automotive company.

Before Fame

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.

Trivia

He and his brother were some of the first investors into the Ford Motor Company and supplied it with parts from their own company.

Family Life

He and his brother were born in Niles, Michigan, where their father ran a fish and chips place.

Associated With

He and his brother were bought out by Henry Ford from the Ford Motor Company. They received a total of $25 million.