Philip Caldwell


Philip Caldwell was born in Bourneville, Ohio, United States on January 27th, 1920 and is the Entrepreneur. At the age of 93, Philip Caldwell biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 27, 1920
United States
Place of Birth
Bourneville, Ohio, United States
Death Date
Jul 10, 2013 (age 93)
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Muskingum College, Harvard Business School (MBA)
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Philip Caldwell Life

Philip Caldwell (January 27, 1920 – July 10, 2013) was the first individual to head the Ford Motor Company after John S. Gray, who was not a member of the Ford family.

He orchestrated one of the most profitable turnarounds in company history.

He died in 2013 at the age of 93.

Early life

Caldwell was born in Bourneville, Ohio, the son of Robert Clyde Caldwell (1882-1935), a fisherman, and Wilhelmina Hemphill (1881 – 1966). He grew up in South Charleston, Ohio, and graduated from Southeastern High School. Caldwell was of English ancestry.

Caldwell, a 1940 graduate of Muskingum College majoring in economics and was a member of the school's debate team. He received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Harvard Business School in 1942.


Philip Caldwell Career


During World War II, he served in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant.

He successively led truck operations, the Philco division, and international operations, starting with Ford in 1953; in the final of these roles, he introduced the Ford Fiesta into Europe.

Caldwell became president of Ford Motor Company on October 16, 1978, following Lee Iacocca's dismissal in July 1978. Henry Ford II resigned as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors on October 1, 1979; Caldwell succeeded him in both roles.

Caldwell, both Chairman and CEO, approved and oversaw the introduction and launch of the Ford Taurus (and its corporate cousin, the Mercury Sable), allowing him to take credit for the Taurus campaign, which was one of the biggest automotive industry successes ever. Caldwell resigned from Ford on February 1, 1985, and he later accepted a position as senior managing director at Shearson Lehman Brothers in New York. He was one of 21 new members named to the President's Export Council on September 23, 1985. In 1990, he was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame.


Philip Caldwell Awards

Awards and honors

  • Industry Leader of the Year Award, Automotive Hall of Fame (1984)
  • Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement (1984)
  • Inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame (1990)
  • Harvard Business School named the Philip Caldwell Professor of Business Administration chair in his honor (1990)

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