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George Ford

Born: Jan 11, 1846

Death: Aug 30, 1917

Birthplace: United States of America

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

George Ford

Date of Birth : Jan 11, 1846
Date of Death : Aug 30, 1917
Birth Place : United States of America

George Ford was a U.S. Representative from Indiana. Born in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, Ford attended the common schools. He engaged in the cooper's trade in early youth. He entered the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and was graduated from that institution in 1869. He was immediately admitted to the bar and commenced practice in South Bend. He served as prosecuting attorney of St. Joseph County in 1873 and 1875-1884. Ford was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth Congress. He declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1866 to the Fiftieth Congress. He became the head of the legal department of an implement concern, but subsequently resumed the private practice of his profession in South Bend. Ford was elected judge of the superior court of St. Joseph County in 1914. He died in South Bend, on August 30, 1917. He was interred in Riverview Cemetery.


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