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Harold Ford, Jr.

February 4, 2011

Harold Ford Jr.  (May 11, 1970- Present) received a B.A in American History form the University of Pennsylvania in 1992. Four years later, he received his J.D from the University of Michigan Law School. He balanced his academic studies in his final year of law school with his campaign to represent Tennessee’s 9th district in the U.S Congress.  He was elected to Congress at the age of 26, making him one of the youngest members of Congress in U.S history. Ford would serve for ten years in the House of Representatives before an unsuccessful campaign for the U.S Senate in 2006.

As a Penn student, Ford co-founded The Vision, the longest-lived independent African-American student newspaper on campus, and also served as a columnist for the Daily Pennsylvanian. In his senior year, Ford was awarded the Spoon Award, the highest honor given to a male senior for his service on campus.

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