George Ford (American politician)

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George Ford (Indiana Congressman)

George Ford (January 11, 1846 – August 30, 1917) 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 (March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887). 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.


  • United States Congress. "George Ford (id: F000259)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • George Ford at Find a Grave

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Benjamin F. Shively
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 13th congressional district

Succeeded by
Benjamin F. Shively