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Thomas Francis FORD

(1873-1958)

FORD, Thomas Francis, a Representative from California; born in St. Louis, Mo., February 18, 1873; attended public and private schools; served in the United States Postal Service 1896-1903; studied law at Toledo, Ohio; engaged in newspaper work in Washington, Idaho, California, and Washington, D.C., 1913-1929; magazine and literary editor in Los Angeles 1919-1929; lecturer on international trade at the University of Southern California at Los Angeles in 1920 and 1921; publicity director of the Los Angeles water and power department 1920-1931; member of the Los Angeles City Council 1931-1933; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1945); was not a candidate for renomination in 1944; assumed the management of his rental properties; died in South Pasadena, Calif., December 26, 1958; interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.

Bibliography

Ford, L.C., and Thomas F. Ford. The Foreign Trade of the United States. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1920.

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

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