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T. Mitchell Ford

T. Mitchell Ford, American manufacturing executive. Bar: Connecticut 1948. Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1945, European Theatre of Operations.

Background

  • Ford, T. Mitchell was born on April 27, 1921 in Albany, New York, United States. Son of Clarence Edwin and Alice (Mitchell) Ford.

  • Education

    • AB, Harvard University, 1943. Juris Doctor, Yale University, 1948.

    Career

    • With firm Becket & Wagner, Lakeville, Connecticut, 1948-1952. Assistant general counsel Central Intelligence Agency, 1952-1955. General counsel Naugatuck Valley Industrial Council, Waterbury, Connecticut, 1955-1958.

      With Emhart Corporation and predecessor American Hardware Corporation, Hartford, since 1958. General counsel American Hardware Corporation, 1960-1964, vice president, 1964-1967, president, 1967-1984, chairman, 1976-1985, chairman executive committee, since 1985, also director. Director Connecticut National Corporation, United Technologies Corporation, Travelers Insurance Corporation, Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Connecticut 1948.

    Membership

    Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1945, European Theatre of Operations.

    Connections

    • Married Mimi Parsons, October 4, 1944. Children: Kyle Ford Schutz, Mitchell P.
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    Born April 27, 1921
    • 1943
      Harvard University
    • 1948
      Yale University
    • 1948 - 1952
      With firm Becket & Wagner
      Lakeville, Minnesota, United States
    • 1952 - 1955
      assistant, general counsel Central Intelligence Agency
    • 1955 - 1958
      general counsel, Naugatuck Valley Industrial Council
      Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
    • 1958
      with Emhart Corporation and predecessor American Hardware Corporation
      Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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