Harry Herbert Bennett

Sunday 17th January 1892

Born on this day, Harry Herbert Bennett, a former boxer and ex-Navy sailor who was best known as the head of Ford’s Service Department, or Internal Security. While working for Ford, his union busting tactics, of which “The Battle of the Overpass” was a prime example, made him a foe of the United Auto Workers. He was fired in 1945 by Henry Ford II, and died in 1979 of natural causes.

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