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George FORD

(1846-1917)

FORD, George, a Representative from Indiana; born in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind., January 11, 1846; attended the common schools; engaged in the cooper’s trade in early youth; entered the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and was graduated from that institution in 1869; was immediately admitted to the bar and commenced practice in South Bend, Ind.; prosecuting attorney of St. Joseph County in 1873 and 1875-1884; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1866 to the Fiftieth Congress; became the head of the legal department of an implement concern, but subsequently resumed the private practice of his profession in South Bend, Ind.; elected judge of the superior court of St. Joseph County in 1914; died in South Bend, Ind., on August 30, 1917; interment in Riverview Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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