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Melbourne Haddock Ford
Birth: Jun. 30, 1849
Salem
Washtenaw County
Michigan, USA
Death: Apr. 20, 1891
Grand Rapids
Kent County
Michigan, USA

US Congressman. His family moved to Lansing in 1859 and he attended local schools there before enrolling in the Michigan State College of Agriculture. He enlisted in the Navy and served during the Civil War before accepting an appointment to the US Naval Academy in 1867. He resigned from Annapolis after only a year and returned to Michigan. Ford became a resident of Grand Rapids in 1873 and became a court stenographer, working at several municipal, state and federal courts while also studying law. He was admitted to the bar in 1878 and practiced law in Grand Rapids. Ford served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1885 to 1886. In 1886 he was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Democrat and served one term, 1887 to 1889. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1888 and returned to his law practice. In 1890 Ford was Chairman of the state Democratic convention. Later in 1890 he was again elected to the US House, serving from March 4, 1891 until his death. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary A. Ford (1848 - 1935)*
 
 Children:
  Thomas B. Ford (1878 - 1959)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakhill Cemetery
Grand Rapids
Kent County
Michigan, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Aug 07, 2007
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