Thomas Gardner Ford

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Thomas Gardner Ford
Born Thomas Gardner Ford, Sr.
(1918-07-15)July 15, 1918
Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
Died August 28, 1995(1995-08-28) (aged 77)
Johns Island, South Carolina, U.S.
Occupation Politician, businessman
Political party Republican
Relatives Gerald Ford (half-brother) (wife) Janet Ford, (Son) Thomas Gerald Ford Jr. (Daughter) Julie Ford Foster, (Grandson) Cameron Price Ford, (Grand Daughter) Kimberly Gardner Ford

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 from 1958 to 1964. He then served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1964 to 1972 as a Republican. He then worked for the Michigan State Legislature in legislative audit from 1972 to 1980. He died in Johns Island, South Carolina. He was a half-brother of President Gerald Ford.[1][2][3][4][5]


  1. ^ Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum-Thomas G. Ford papers
  2. ^ Michigan Legislative Biography Database-Thomas G. Ford Archived 2013-08-11 at
  3. ^ Gardner Ford
  4. ^ Gerald R. Ford Library-Ford family genealogical information
  5. ^ '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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