I just saw a pic in Old Cars Weekly of Henry standing next to a '27 touring car.
He's as tall as the top of the windshield.
Never really thought about it before, but I was kinda surprised he was that tall.
"Henry Ford was measured at five feet, nine inches; Edsel, five feet, seven and one-half inches; and Sorensen. six feet, one inch" according to "The public image of Henry Ford" by David L. Lewis (1976)
5 feet, 8.5 inches according to http://www.humanheight.net/famous_people/height_of_ford.html
5' - 8 1/2" based on:
And also found, ".. Mr. Ford's driver's license dated August 14, 1919. It identifies personal statistics: Age, 56 years; Color of hair, gray; Height, 5 ft, 8 1/2"
If you go into the the triple E building in Dearborn (where Henry's office is preserved with a piece of plexiglass over the doorway), there is a structural pillar in the middle of the engineering room that has another piece of plexiglass on it. Under the plexiglass there are pencil markings & names written for Henry & several workers who all took turns standing against the pillar & having someone mark their height. At least it was still there 10 years ago when I was there.
I remember reading somewhere that Henry had above average size hands; does anyone remember this?
Some think he was bigger than life....