Nebraska Authors

William Adams Simonds

Born 1887-09-19 Central City, NE (USA)

Died 1963-10
Glendale, AZ (USA)

Simonds wrote significant and widely reviewed biographies of Thomas Edison (1934) and Henry Ford (1943).

Places Lived

Central City, NE (1887-?)
Oshkosh, WI
Dearborn, MI
Bothell, WA
Glendale, AZ
Honolulu, HI

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Biography

Keywords

Public Relations; Children's Literature; Technology; Inventors

Education

University of Washington, Seattle, 1908-1911
Honorary Degree, 1940, Wayne State College, Wayne, NE

Occupation

Reporter
Automotive Editor
Assistant City Editor
Managing Editor
Public Relations Director
Advertiser
Lecturer

Places Worked

Seattle Washington newspapers
Ford Motor Co.
Honolulu, HI

Associations

Public Relations Society of America
Hawaii Public Relations Society
Sigma Delta Chi

Bibliography

Henry Ford, Motor Genius. 1929.
From the Ground Up. with Fred L. Black, 1930.
A Boy With Edison. 1931.
Edison: His Life, His Work, His Genius. 1934.
Henry Ford and Greenfield Village. 1938.
Henry Ford: His Life, His Work, His Genius. 1943, revised ed. 1946.
(Published in England as Henry Ford: A Biography. 1946)
Kamaaina: A Century in Hawaii. 1949. (privately printed)
The Hawaiian Telephone Story. 1958.
Menlo Park Reminiscences, Vol 1-3. 1932-1936. (Simonds was editor).

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