Thomas Gardner Ford
|Thomas Gardner Ford|
|Born||Thomas Gardner Ford, Sr.
July 15, 1918
Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
|Died||August 28, 1995
Johns Island, South Carolina, U.S.
|Parent(s)||Dorothy Ayer Gardner
Gerald Rudolff Ford
|Relatives||Gerald Ford (half-brother)|
Thomas Gardner Ford, Sr. (July 15, 1918 – August 28, 1995) was an American politician and businessman.
Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Ford served in the United States Army during World War II. He graduated from University of Michigan and worked at the Ford Paint and Varnish Company in Grand Rapids. He served on the Kent County, Michigan Board of Commissioners 1958-1964. He then served in the Michigan House of Representatives 1964-1972 as a Republican. He then worked for the Michigan State Legislature in legislative audit 1972-1980. He died in Johns Island, South Carolina. He was a half-brother of President Gerald Ford.
- Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum-Thomas G. Ford papers
- Michigan Legislative Biography Database-Thomas G. Gardner
- Politicalgraveyard.com-Thomas Gardner Ford
- Gerald R. Ford Library-Ford family genealogical information
- 'There Are Fords In Their Past, Present and Future-Two Geralds, Tom, Richard, James,' Benton Harbor News Palladium (Michigan), May 6, 1965, pg. 17
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