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 Samuel Clarence Ford

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Samuel Clarence Ford

  • Birth 7 Nov 1882 Albany, Clinton County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 25 Nov 1961 Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana, USA
  • Burial Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana, USA
  • Plot Mountainview 5
  • Memorial ID 14948104

Montana Governor. Elected to a four year term as Montana Attorney General in 1916, he tried to win the Republican nomination for governor in 1920, but failed. He was successful in winning the governorship in 1940 and was re-elected in 1944. He had a reputation for fiscal conservatism and fairness in making state appointments. During his administration, the Missouri River was harnessed to provide cheap electricity for industry and water for farmers. He was nominated for a third term in 1948, but was defeated by Democrat John W. Bonner.

Bio by: Thomas Fisher

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  • Originally Created by: Thomas Fisher
  • Added: 16 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14948104
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Clarence Ford (7 Nov 1882–25 Nov 1961), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14948104, citing Forestvale Cemetery, Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .