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William D. Ford

William David Ford
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 13th Congressional district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1995
Preceded by Barbara-Rose Collins
Succeeded by Lynn Rivers
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 15th Congressional district
In office
January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1993
Preceded by John Dingell, Jr.
Succeeded by Barbara-Rose Collins
Member of the Michigan Senate
from the district
In office
1962–1964
Personal details
Born (1927-08-06)August 6, 1927
Detroit, Michigan
Died August 14, 2004(2004-08-14) (aged 77)
Ypsilanti Township, Michigan
Nationality  United States
Political party Democratic
Residence Ypsilanti Township, Michigan
Alma mater University of Denver
Profession Attorney
Religion United Church of Christ

William David Ford (August 6, 1927 – August 14, 2004) was a U.S. Representative from Michigan.

Ford was born in Detroit and attended Henry Ford Trade School, Melvindale High School, Nebraska State Teachers College, and Wayne State University.

He interrupted his studies to serve in the United States Navy during World War II, 1944–1946. He also served in the United States Air Force Reserve from 1950 to 1958.

After the war, he received a B.A. from the University of Denver in 1949, and a J.D. from that university's College of Law in 1951. He was admitted to the bar in 1951 and practiced law in Taylor, Michigan. He was justice of the peace for Taylor Township, 1955–1957; city attorney for Melvindale, 1957–1959; and attorney for Taylor Township, 1957–1964.

He was a delegate to the Michigan constitutional convention, 1961–1962, which drafted the state constitution adopted in 1963. He was a member of the Democratic National Convention in 1968. He was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives for the 89th and the fourteen succeeding

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