What Is Harold Ford Jr Ethnicity?

Author Dominic Townsend

Posted Sep 12, 2022

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Harold Ford, Jr. was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the United States on May 11, 1970, to Harold Ford Sr. and Dorothy Bowles Ford. His father was a Democratic Congressman while his mother was a homemaker. Harold Ford Jr. has an African-American ethnicity. He also has a sister, Amy Ford, and a brother, Isaac Ford. Harold Ford Jr. attended Longview Elementary School, White Station Middle School and Central High School, all located in Memphis. In 1988, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Political Science. After that, he worked for two years as a management consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton in Washington D.C.

In 1990, Harold Ford Jr. returned to Memphis to run for the U.S. House of Representatives, becoming the youngest person ever elected to that body. He was re-elected five times, serving from 1995-2007. In 2006, he ran for the U.S. Senate, but was narrowly defeated by Republican Bob Corker. After his time in Congress, Harold Ford Jr. worked as a visiting professor at New York University and as a managing director at Morgan Stanley. He is also a board member of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

Harold Ford Jr. is married to Emily Threlkeld. They have two children together: Harold Ford III and Elliott Anneliese Ford.

What are Harold Ford Jr.'s parents' ethnicities?

Harold Ford Jr.'s parents are both African American. His mother, Dorothy, is from Louisiana and his father, Harold Sr., is from Tennessee. Both of his parents' families have lived in the United States for several generations.

What is Harold Ford Jr.'s religious affiliation?

Harold Ford, Jr. is a Christian. He was born into a family of Baptist ministers, and he was baptized and confirmed in the Baptist faith. However, he has said that he is "not particularly religious," and he does not affiliate with any particular denomination. Ford has also said that he respects people of all faiths, and that he believes that "we all have to answer to a higher power."

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are Harold Ford’s parents?

Harold Ford Sr. is an American politician and a former Member of the United States House of Representatives from Tennessee. He also served as Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, and was subsequently the 36th Governor of Michigan from 1973 to 1977, serving as its 38th Vice President from 1979 to 1987, and 39th President of the United States from January 20, 1989 to December 19, 1990. Dorothy Bowles Ford was Harold’s first wife. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska and attended Indiana University Bloomington. After meeting Harold at a leadership conference in Memphis, she moved with him to Washington D.C., where he was then employed as a congressional staffer. The two married on February 2, 1964 and had two children together: Harold Jr., born on May 11, 1970, and Elizabeth Christine Ford (Knott), born on July 24, 1972.

Is Harold Ford Jr Black or white?

Harold Ford Jr is of mixed ancestry and has a wide range of ancestry in both America and Africa. His family has a long history of influencing Memphis’ black neighborhood. N.J. Ford, Harold Jr.’s grandfather, established a funeral home, providing the family a sizable local network.

Who is the five Harold Ford?

The Five Harold Ford is a rotating host for Fox News' The Five.

Who is Harold Ford Jr and where is he now?

Harold Ford Jr was born on December 13, 1934, in Brooklyn, New York. After completing his schooling from the University of Michigan, Ford Jr worked as a television reporter and then entered politics in the early 1970s. He became an active member of the Democratic Party and was one of its ‘infamous’ faces. Ford Jr has practically retired from politics as he has not run for important elections for the last decades now. He is currently living peacefully with his family in Tennessee.

Was Harold Ford Sr a Democrat or Republican?

Harold Ford Sr. was a proud Democrat.

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