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Martha Firestone Ford

Chairman Emeritus

Biography

Following six seasons (2014-19) as the Detroit Lions Owner and Chairman, Martha Firestone Ford now serves as Chairman Emeritus and supports her four children – Principal Owner and Chairman Sheila Ford Hamp, Vice Chairman Martha Ford Morse, Vice Chairman William Clay Ford. Jr, and Vice Chairman Elizabeth Ford Kontulis – in the organizational leadership of the franchise.

Mrs. Ford succeeded her husband, William Clay Ford, who passed away on March 9, 2014, after serving as the sole owner of the franchise for 50 seasons (1964-2013). Following her husband's passing, Mrs. Ford became the fifth principal owner or syndicate group to own and operate the franchise since it moved to Detroit in 1934.