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Robert Nelson Ford

Robert Nelson Ford, American lawyer. Bar: Maryland, District of Columbia. Recipient John Marshall Department Justice award, 1976, Stanley D. Rose Memorial award Civil Division Justice, 1982.


  • Ford, Robert Nelson was born on January 20, 1929 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Rowland H. and Osce Donna (Pratt) Ford.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, George Washington University, 1950. AB, George Washington University, 1952. Juris Doctor, George Washington University, 1967.


    • Marketing manager Pepsi Cola Bottling Company, Cheverly, Maryland, 1957-1967. Trial attorney Department Justice, Washington, 1967-1975, assistant United States attorney, 1975-1978, deputy associate attorney general, 1978-1981, deputy assistant attorney general, 1981-1997. Retired, 1997.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Maryland, District of Columbia.


    Denomination: Lutheran


    • Married Ann Graninger, April 26, 1951. Children: Gary W., Jeffrey R., Judith Ford Osborne.
    • father: Rowland H. Ford
    • mother: Osce Donna (Pratt) Ford
    • spouse: Ann Graninger
    • children: Gary W. Ford
    • Jeffrey R. Ford
    • Judith Ford Osborne Ford
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