Harold Ford, Jr.


"Harold Ford" redirects here. For his father, the congressman from Tennessee from 1975 to 1997, see Harold Ford, Sr. Harold Ford, Jr. File:Harold Ford, Congressional photo portrait. jpg Member of the U.S. House of Representativesfrom Tennessee's district In officeJanuary 3, 1997 – January 3, 2007 Preceded by Harold Ford, Sr.… Read More

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1970 Birth Born on May 11, 1970.


1992 22 Years Old The younger Ford earned a B.A. in American history from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992.
1993 23 Years Old After graduation Ford went into the government, serving as a staff aide to the Senate Budget Committee. In 1993 he became special assistant at the United States Department of Commerce.
1996 26 Years Old Ford returned to college for a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1996. … Read More
1999 29 Years Old On November 4, 1999, Ford voted in favor of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, which some economists, including Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, believe helped create the 2007 financial crisis.


2000 30 Years Old …  In 2000, Ford was the keynote speaker for the 2000 Democratic National Convention supporting then Vice President Al Gore for the Democratic nomination for President.
2002 32 Years Old 1 More Event
On October 10, 2002, he was among the 81 House Democrats who voted in favor of authorizing the invasion of Iraq.
2004 34 Years Old Although his name was mentioned as a possible Democratic vice presidential candidate in 2004, he was ineligible for the office due to his age (four months shy of 35 on Inauguration Day 2005).
On April 6, 2005, during an interview on C-SPAN's call-in show Washington Journal, Ford confirmed that he would be running for the Senate.
Democratic State Senator Rosalind Kurita briefly challenged Ford for the nomination but dropped out of the primary because of inadequate fundraising, effectively handing Ford the nomination. On August 3, 2006, Ford overwhelmingly won the Democratic primary. … Read More
On January 25, 2007, Ford was named chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council.
2008 38 Years Old Ford is married to Emily Threlkeld, who works in public relations for Carolina Herrera in New York. They married on April 26, 2008.


As of the spring 2010 semester, he is a visiting professor at New York University's Wagner School of Public Service where he teaches Policy Formation: U.S. Domestic Policy. … Read More
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