Thomas F. Ford

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Birthday
18, 1873
Birthplace
St. Louis, MO
Death Date
Dec 26, 1958 (85)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
18, 1873
Birthplace
St. Louis, MO
Death Date
Dec 26, 1958 (85)

About

American politician from California known for being the only person ever elected to the Los Angeles City Council by a write-in vote.

Before Fame

He moved to Los Angeles in 1904 and became the West Coast correspondent for the Washington Post and the literary editor of the Los Angeles Times.

Trivia

He supported desegregation and the establishment of a public works program for the unemployed.

Family Life

He married Lillian Cope Cummings in 1911, and they published a book together called The Foreign Trade of the United States in 1920.

Associated With

He served in Congress during the term of Franklin D. Roosevelt.