John Gardner Ford

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John Gardner Ford
John "Jack" Gardner Ford at a ceremony where a model of the USS Gerald R Ford (CVN-78) was unveiled at the Pentagon - 20070116.jpg
Jack Ford at an unveiling of a model of the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) at the Pentagon in January 2007
Born (1952-03-16) March 16, 1952 (age 67)
Political partyRepublican
Juliann Felando (m. 1989)

John "Jack" Gardner Ford (born March 16, 1952) is the second child and second son of U.S. President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford. He married Juliann Felando Ford on April 29, 1989; they have two sons, Christian Gerald Ford (born October 14, 1997), and Jonathan August Ford (born November 29, 1999). He is a 1970 graduate of T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia. He attended Utah State University, studying Forestry.

In 1977, with William Randolph Hearst III and Jann Wenner, he was part of the founding staff of the magazine Outside. Ford later cofounded a successful business called California Infoplace, which staffs shopping center customer service programs throughout the United States. In 1996, as a veteran of six Republican conventions, he was asked to serve as executive director of the host committee for the 1996 Republican National Convention in San Diego, California.


  • Wead, Doug, All the President's Children, Atria Books, New York, 2003, ISBN 0-7434-4631-3