- "H. has it, so I assume the war will begin as soon as he can take over. We'll let him have his fun (Lord knows, that kind of purge will be good for Europe) and then end it with a bang, as planned. Out of the chaos of war a new order will arise!"
- ―Henry Ford in a letter to Thomas Edison.[src]
7 April 1947 (aged 83)
Henry Ford (30 July 1863 – 7 April 1947) was the American founder of the Ford Motor Company, a pioneer of modern assembly lines used in mass production, one of the leaders of the Templar Order and one of the Founders of Abstergo Industries.
In 1891, Ford was employed as an engineer at the Edison Illuminating Company, and in 1896 he met Thomas Edison at a meeting of the company's executives. Edison was the man who authorised Ford's use of the Fourth Apple.
On 5 January 1918, Ford announced his company would pay its workers $5 per day, however, the supposed pay rise was actually a paycut: Ford used the Fourth Apple to convince his workers otherwise.
After February 1929, Ford was instructed by his Templar associates to send the Apple in his possession to Adolf Hitler in Europe, who would use it to start the Second World War. Ford, himself a noted anti-semite, gladly did so, claiming "that kind of purge [would] be good for Europe".
In 1910, Ford and the other leaders of the Templar Order designed "the Plan". Later, in 1937, these leaders founded Abstergo Industries, which from that point on acted as a secret front for the Templars.
- In Ubisoft's 2014 video game Watch_Dogs, Henry Ford and his Templar affiliation are talked about during a phone conversation.