Ford, Wendell H., 1924-

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Kentucky governor, U.S. senator.

Ford, a native of Daviess county, Kentucky, attended the University of Kentucky and the Maryland School of Insurance. After returning from service in the Army during World War II, he joined his family's insurance firm in Owensboro, Ky. He served as chief administrative assistant to Governor Bert T. Combs, and was elected as Democratic state senator in 1965. In 1967, he was elected lieutenant governor to serve with Republican governor Louie B. Nunn. In 1971, he was elected governor, and three years later he successfully challenged the Republican incumbent to win election to the United States Senate. He was re-elected in 1980.

From the description of Wendell H. Ford speeches, 1971-1975. (University of Kentucky Libraries). WorldCat record id: 13341420

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creatorOf Ford, Wendell H., 1924-. Wendell H. Ford : commercials, 1971. University of Oklahoma, Political Community Archives
creatorOf Ford, Wendell H., 1924-. Wendell H. Ford speeches, 1971-1975. University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn Clay Wade Bailey collection, 1970. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Stagg, Frank, 1911-2001. Correspondence : D-F, 1977. Samford University Library, University Library; Harwell G. Davis Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 7/18/78 [1]
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor's Council on Agriculture. Minutes, 1973-1980. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Minton, Edward A. The gentleman from Kentucky : a portrait of Wendell H. Ford / by Edward A. Minton. Murray State University, Waterfield Library
referencedIn William McWhorter Cochrane Papers, 1862-2002 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 3/1/78
referencedIn Breathitt, Edward T., 1924-2003. Edward T. Breathitt, Jr. papers, 1960-1989, [microform]. Murray State University, Waterfield Library
referencedIn Memorabilia from inaugurations of Kentucky governors, 1911-1995. Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor. Executive journals, 1927-[ongoing]. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky Guide Project Office
referencedIn McGovern, George S. (George Stanley), 1922-. The 1972 presidential campaign of George McGovern in Kentucky, 2007. Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
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associatedWith Agnew, Spiro T., 1918-1996. person
associatedWith Breathitt, Edward T., 1924-2003. person
associatedWith Cochrane, William McWhorter, 1917- person
associatedWith Cook, Marlow W. (Marlow Webster), 1926- person
associatedWith Democratic Party (Ky.) corporateBody
associatedWith Fulton Banana Festival (Ky.) corporateBody
associatedWith Kentucky. General Assembly. corporateBody
associatedWith Kentucky. Governor. corporateBody
associatedWith Kentucky. Governor (1971-1974: Ford) corporateBody
associatedWith Kentucky. Governor's Council on Agriculture. corporateBody
associatedWith McGovern, George S. (George Stanley), 1922- person
associatedWith Minton, Edward A. person
associatedWith Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994. person
associatedWith Stagg, Frank, 1911-2001. person
associatedWith United States. Congress. Senate. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Oklahoma. Political Commercial Archive. corporateBody
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Birth 1924-09-08

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