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Wendell H. Ford

Wendell H. FordAKA Wendell Hampton Ford

Born: 8-Sep-1924
Birthplace: Owensboro, KY
Died: 22-Jan-2015
Location of death: Owensboro, KY
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Kentucky, 1974-99

Military service: US Army (1944-46); Kentucky National Guard (1942-62)

Father: E. M. Ford
Mother: Irene Schenck
Sister: Betty John Sharpe
Brother: Reyburn Ford
Wife: Jean Neel (m. 1943, until his death, one son, one daughter)
Daughter: Shirley Dexter

    High School: Davies County High SChool
    University: University of Kentucky (attended 1942-43)
    University: Maryland School of Insurance (1947)

    US Senator, Kentucky (appointed, 28-Dec-1974 to 3-Jan-1999)
    Governor of Kentucky (1971-74)
    Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky (1967-71)
    Kentucky State Senate (1965-67)
    Kentucky State Official Chief Assistant to Kentucky Governor (1959-61)
    4-H Club
    Close Up Foundation Board of Advisors
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    Gore 2000
    Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
    Jaycees President
    New Leadership for America PAC

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