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US: first woman to head a Ford dealership dies aged 84


Irma Elder, CEO of Elder Automotive Group, was the very first woman in America to own and head a Ford dealership in the Detroit area. She died on September 30, aged 84. Elder, who was of Mexican origins, came to the US in 1946, "not able to speak a word of English," according to her autobiography, written back in 2000. She ...
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