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 63)
Political party Republican
Parent(s) Gerald Ford
Betty Ford
Relatives Susan Ford Bales (sister)
Steven Meigs Ford (brother)
Michael Gerald Ford (brother)
Dorothy Ayer Gardner Ford (grandmother)
Leslie Lynch King, Sr. (biological grandfather)
Gerald Rudolff Ford (step-grandfather)
Charles Henry King (great-grandfather)
Thomas Gardner Ford (half-uncle)

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 is a 1970 graduate of T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, VA. 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 Republican National Convention in San Diego, California.


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