Harold Eugene FORD
FORD, Harold Eugene, (father of Harold Ford, Jr.), a Representative from Tennessee; born in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., May 20, 1945; graduated from Geeter High School, Memphis, Tenn. 1963; B.S., Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tenn., 1967; graduate work, Tennessee State University, 1968; A.A., mortuary science, John Gupton College, 1969; M.B.A., Howard University, Washington, D.C., 1982; worked as a mortician; member of the Tennessee state house of representatives, 1971-1974; delegate to Tennessee State Democratic convention, 1972; delegate to Democratic National Convention, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, and 1996; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1997); was not a candidate to the One Hundred Fifth Congress in 1996; chairman, Select Committee on Aging (One Hundred Second and One Hundred Third Congresses).
Bibliography“Harold Eugene Ford, Sr.“ in Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2008.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present