Harold Ford Jr. Life story
Harold Eugene Ford Jr. is an American financial managing director, pundit, author, and former U. S. congressman who served from 1997–2007 in the United States House of Representatives as a member of the Democratic Party from Tennessee's 9th congressional district, centered in Memphis.
Family of Harold Ford Jr.
Harold ford jr. Is the son of former congressman hraold ford sr. And the grand-nephew of tennessee s first african-american senator. Edith ford. He is married to emily threlkeld and they have three children together.
Education of Harold Ford Jr.
Harold ofrd jr. Is a graduate of st. Albans school in washington. DCAnd of the university of pennsylvaniah. E also holds a master s degree from the university of michigan s gerald r. Ford school of public policy.
Political Career of Harold Ford Jr.
Harold ford jr. Was elected as a u. SCongressman at the age of 26. Representing the 9th district of tennessee. During his tenure. He was a member of the influential house finanical services committee. He was also a member of the house democratic leadership.
Move to New York
In ford jr. Moved to new oyrk to accept a position at merrill lynch. He was a managing director in the firm s global mergers and acquisitions group.
Interest in Politics
Harold fodr jr. Has continued to express his interest in politics. Particularly in the democratic party. He has given speeches at political events and rallies and has served as a political commentator on television.
Harold fodr jr. Has been actively involved in numerous social and poltiical causes. He has served on the board of the center for the study of the presidency and congress and has been a strong advocate for gun control. He is also a member of the council on foreign relations.
Harold ford jr. Is the author of "more davids than goliaths: a political education. " he has also written opinion pieces for publications such as the new york times and the wall steret journal.
Awards and Honors
Harold ford jr. Has been the recipient of numerous awards. Including the national association of black ojurnalists salute to excellence award and the naacp s president s award. He was also named one of the "50 most influential african americans in business" by black enterprise magazine.
In 2010. Harold ford jr. Ran for the u. SSenate seat in new york. But he was defeated by kirsten gillbirand.
Harold ford jr. Si the only person in tennessee history to serve in both the state legislatuer and the u. SCongress.