Ford, John Thompson, 1829-1894Variant names
Theater executive and dramatist.
From the description of John Thompson Ford papers, 1809-1960 (bulk 1850-1894). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71132530
Theater manager, Baltimore, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Alexandria and Richmond, Virginia.
Managed Ford's Theater, Washington, D.C., when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated there.
From the description of Letter : Baltimore, [Md. to J.B.] Wright, 1863 Dec. 20. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 30607637
1829, Apr. 16:
Born, Baltimore, Md.
Married Edith Branch Andrews
1851- 1854: Agent for the Nightingale Serenaders, a minstrel troupe Correspondent for the Baltimore Clipper
1854- 1855: Formed a partnership with George Kunkel and Thomas Moxley in leasing the Holliday Street Theatre, Baltimore, Md.
1856- 1861: In partnership with George Kunkel and Thomas Moxley, managed Marshall Theatre, Richmond, Va.
Elected to First Branch City Council from the fourteenth district, Baltimore, Md.
Became sole manager of the Holliday Street Theatre, Baltimore, Md.
Built Ford's Athenaeum, Washington, D.C.
After Ford's Athenaeum burned down, rebuilt it as Ford's New Theatre (later called Ford's Theatre), Washington, D.C.
Incarcerated from April 18-May 27, following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C.
Ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Baltimore, Md.
Purchased the Holliday Street Theatre, Baltimore, Md. Managed Academy of Music, Charleston, S.C. Elected to Second Branch City Council from the nineteenth and twentieth district, Baltimore, Md.
Built Ford's Grand Opera House, Baltimore, Md.
Elected to First Branch City Council from the nineteenth district, Baltimore, Md.
Managed Broad Street Theatre, Philadelphia, Pa.
1894, Mar. 15:
Died, Baltimore, Md.
From the guide to the John Thompson Ford Papers, 1809-1960, (bulk 1850-1894), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
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