Ford Quint Elvidge

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Ford Quint Elvidge
2nd Appointed Governor of Guam
In office
April 23, 1953 (1953-04-23) – May 19, 1956 (1956-05-19)
Preceded by Carlton Skinner
Succeeded by William Corbett (acting)
Richard Barrett Lowe
Personal details
Born (1892-11-20)November 20, 1892
Oakland, California, United States
Died July 14, 1980(1980-07-14) (aged 87)
Seattle, Washington, United States
Nationality  United States
Political party Republican

Ford Quint Elvidge (November 20, 1892 – July 14, 1980) was Governor of Guam from April 23, 1953, to May 19, 1956, the second civilian governor of the island. After President Dwight D. Eisenhower took office in January 1953, he appointed Elvidge Governor.[1] Before becoming governor, Elvidge had been an attorney in Seattle, Washington.[1][2][3]

Early life[edit]

Elvidge was born November 30, 1892, in Oakland, California, Ford Elvidge spent his early years in Oakland before moving with his parents and brother in 1911 to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


As Governor, Elvidge improved Guam's school system.[4] He also cut spending while improving the efficiency of many departments.[4] Elvidge resigned in 1956.[4]


He died at the age of 87 in Seattle on July 14, 1982.[5]


  1. ^ a b Dakota State University (2004). "Richard Barrett Lowe". American Samoa. Archived from the original on June 1, 2009. Retrieved May 7, 2009. 
  2. ^ "The Work of Justice". TIME. May 5, 1958. Retrieved May 7, 2009. 
  3. ^ Denslow, W.R.; Truman, H.S. (2004). 10,000 Famous Freemasons From A To J Part One. Kessinger Publishing. pp. 1–20. ISBN 9781417975785. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c Cunningham, Lawrence J.; Janice J. Beaty (2001). A History of Guam. Bess Press. pp. 295–298. ISBN 1-57306-068-2. 
  5. ^ Washington State Bar Association (1980). Washington State Bar News. 34. Washington State Bar Association. ISSN 0886-5213. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Carlton Skinner
Governor of Guam
Succeeded by
William Corbett