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Philip CALDWELL, American motor manufacturing executive. Award, American Academy; other awards; Hon. Institute Advisory Committee, Chase Manhattan Bank 1979-1985, BusinessHigher Education Forum, numerous committees boards and forums.


CALDWELL, Philip was born on January 27, 1920 in. Boumeville, Ohio, United States. Son of Robert Clyde Caldwell and Wilhelmina (nee Hemphill) Caldw'ell.


Bachelor in Economics, Muskingum College, 1940. HHD (honorary), Muskingum College, 1974. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1942.

Doctor of Business Administration (honorary), Upper Iowa University, 1978. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Boston University, 1979. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Eastern Michigan University, 1979.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Miami University, 1980. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Davidson College, 1982. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Ohio University, 1984.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Michigan, 1984. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Lawrence Institute of Technology, 1984.


Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Civilian Navy Department, 1946-1953, deputy director procurement policy division, 1948-1953. With Ford Motor Company, 1953-1990, vice president, general manager truck operations, 1968-1970.

President, director Philco-Ford Corporation subsidiary, 1970-1971, vice president manufacturing group North America automotive operations, 1971-1972. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Ford of Europe, Inc., 1972-1973, executive vice president international automotive operations, 1973-1977. Director Ford of Europe Inc., Ford Latin American, Ford Mideast and Africa, Ford Asia Pacific, 1973-1985.

Vice chairman board Ford Motor Company, 1977-1979, deputy Chief Executive Officer, 1978-1979, president, 1978-1980, Chief Executive Officer, 1979-1985, chairman board directors, 1980-1985, director, 1973-1990, Ford Motor Credit Company, Ford of Canada, 1977-1985. Member Ford European Advisory Council, 1976-1988, chairman, 1987-1988. Senior managing director Lehman Brothers Incorporated, New York York City, 1985-1998.

Board directors Castech Aluminum Group, Inc., 1994-1996, Chase Manhattan Corporation, Chase Manhattan Bank NA, 1982-1985. Digital Equipment Corporation, 1980-1995, Federated Department Stores Inc., 1984-1988, Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc., 1984-1905, The Kellogg Company, 1985-1992, Shearson Lehman Brothers Holdings, 1985-1993, Specialty Coatings Grp. Inc., 1991-1993, The Mexico Fund, 1991-1906, Zurich American Insurance Group, 1987-1999, Zurich Reinsurance Center Holdings, 1993-1997, Waters Corporation, 1994-1905, Mettler-Toledo, Inc. Director Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Meritorious civilian service.

1998-1905, chairman, 1996-1998. Member policy committee The Business Roundtable, 1980-1985, Business Council, 1980-1901, Committee for Economic Development, since 1979, Conference Board, since 1979, Trilateral Commission, 1979-1986. Member United States Trade Republican Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations, 1983-1985.

Member President's Export Council, 1985-1989. Member Mexico-United States Business Committee, since 1985. Member advisory board Russell Reynolds Assocs, Inc., since 2005.

Advisory council Japan-United States Economic Relations, 1981-1985. Director Japan Society, 1983-1989, vice chairman, chairman executive committee 1987-1989. Member motor truck committee Automobile Manufacturing Association, 1964-1970.

Member transportation committee United States Chamber of Commerce, 1968-1977. Member United States council International Chamber of C., 1973-1977, United States Council for International Business, 1977-1985. Member international advisory committee Chase Manhattan Bank, 1979-1985.

Member Council Foreign Relations, since 1985. Member Zurich Finance Services Group United States Advisory Board, 1999-1901.


Trustee Muskingum College, since 1967, Winterthur Museum and Gardens, 1986-2000. Director Harvard Business School Associates, 1977-1993. Director Institute Europeen de Administration des Affaires (European Institute of Business Administration (Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires)), 1978-1981, chairman United States advisory board, 1979-1984, member international council, 1983-2002.

Board advisors The Jerome Levy Economics Institute, 1988-2001. Business advisory council Kent State University, 1968-1970. Member Merrill-Palmer Institute, 1971-1981, New Detroit, Inc., vice-chair, 1977-1985, Detroit Renaissance, 1979-1985, director Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 1974-1985.

Charter member Business Higher Education Forum, 1979-1984. Director Citizens Research Council of Michigan, 1980-1985. Honorary board member Plan International United States of America, since 1989.

Director Economic Club of Detroit, 1977-1986.


Married Betsey Chinn Clark, October 27, 1945. Children: Lawrence Clark, Lucy Hemphill Caldwell-Stair (Mistress Thomas O. Stair), Désirée Caldwell Armitage (Mistress William F. Armitage, Junior).

Robert Clyde Caldwell

Wilhelmina (nee Hemphill) Caldw'ell

Betsey Chinn Clark