Thursday, March 2, 2017

Harry Bennett on Ann Arbor Stories

Bennett's men attack UAW organizers during the Battle of the Overpass at the River Rouge Plant in 1937.

Harry Bennett was hired by Henry Ford to work as a driver and enforcer. He eventually was promoted as personnel manager for the River Rouge plant where he was essentially the worst director of human resources in history. Most HR directors don't shoot their employees, right? If you'd like to learn more about Harry Bennet, who lived in a Castle on Geddes Road with secret tunnels and machine gun turrets, you should check out today's Ann Arbor Stories podcast.

If you'd like to hear more about Bennett, check out Mark Maynard's interview with local historian Matt Siegfried on episode 2 of the Saturday Six Pack.

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