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John McWilliams Ford
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Birth: Feb. 18, 1880
Death: Jul. 1, 1965

Democratic Mayor of Shreveport 1918-1922

FORD, John McWilliams, politician, mayor of Shreveport. Born, Shreveport, February 15, 1880; son of Dr. Thomas G. Ford and Alice McWilliams. Education: Shreveport schools; University of the South at Sewanee, Tenn.; Eastman Business College of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Elected city alderman, 1908. Became a member of Caddo Parish Police Jury, 1914. Elected to state legislature in 1915. Shreveport mayor, 1916. Served as commissioner of finance, 1930-1965. Married, 1908, Mary Pearce, of Alabama, daughter of John T. Pearce and Susan Samford. He was a York and Scottish Rite Mason, Shriner, Elk, Rotary Club member. Died, July 7, 1965. P.L.M. Sources: J. Fair Hardin, Northwestern Louisiana (1939); Lilla McLure and J. Ed Howe, History of Shreveport and Shreveport Builders (1937).

Mother: Alice Bell McWilliams (d. 1900 LA)

Family links: 
  Thomas Griffin Ford (1848 - 1913)
  Mary Louise Pearce Ford (1880 - 1970)
Note: no headstone exists for John Ford, only this family plot marker
Greenwood Cemetery
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA
Plot: Lot 1 Section 27
Created by: David Hill
Record added: Feb 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47475258
John McWilliams Ford
Added by: David Hill
John McWilliams Ford
Added by: David Hill
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 Added: Dec. 13, 2014

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