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Wendell Hampton Hampton Ford

Wendell FORD, American politician. Ky. Senate 1966-1967; Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Commerce, Science, Transportation Committee; Democratic Steering Committee; National Democratic Party Advisory Council: former Chair, common law enforcement, justice and public safety, Southern Governors’ Conference; United States Chamber of Commerce.

Background

  • Ford, Wendell Hampton was born on September 8, 1924 in Owensboro, Kentucky, United States. Son of Ernest M. and Irene (Schenk) Ford.

  • Education

    • Daviess County High School, University of Kentucky, Maryland School of Insurance.

    Career

    • Past partner General Insurance Agency, Owensboro. Chief assistant to Governor State of Kentucky, 1959-1961. Member Kentucky State Senate, 1966-1967.

      Lieutenant governor State of Kentucky, 1967-1971, governor, 1971-1974. United States Senator from Kentucky, 1974-1999. Democratic whip, 1991-1999.

      Past chairman Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, National Democratic Governor's Caucus. Chairman Democratic National Campaign Committee, 1976. Ranking minority member Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation, Rules and Administration Committee.

      Member Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Joint Committee on Printing, Senate Democratic Policy Committee, Senate Democratic Steering and Coordination Committee, Senate Democratic Technology and Communications Committee.

    Politics

    Christians acting as the salt of the earth and the light of the world have a responsibility to engage their culture, including participating in the political process.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    In modern culture the ability to make decisions and choose the right path in life has extremely high value. But through the faith believers voluntarily surrender to God in love and joy.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    It is human responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community living that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals.

    Membership

    Ky. Senate 1966-1967. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Commerce, Science, Transportation Committee. Democratic Steering Committee.

    National Democratic Party Advisory Council: former Chair, common law enforcement, justice and public safety, Southern Governors’ Conference. United States Chamber of Commerce.

    Personality

    Interests

    Fishing, hunting.

    Connections

    • Married Jean Neel, September 18, 1943. Children: Shirley Jean (Mistress Dexter), Steven.
    • father: Ernest M. Ford
    • mother: Irene (Schenk) Ford
    • spouse: Jean Neel
    • children: Shirley Jean Ford (Mistress Dexter)
    • Steven Ford
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    Born September 8, 1924
    Nationality
    • 1943
      University Kentucky
    • 1959 - 1961
      chief assistant, to Governor State of Kentucky
    • 1966 - 1967
      member, Kentucky State Senate
    • 1967 - 1971
      lieutenant governor State of Kentucky
    • 1971 - 1974
      lieutenant governor State of Kentucky
    • 1974 - 1999
      United States Senator from Kentucky
    • 1991 - 1999
      Democratic whip

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