Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Ford received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University in 1956.
Ford began his career as a government bond trader at Bankers Trust Company in 1956. Since 1962 he has been a chairman and chief executive officer at Aubrey G. Lanston & Company, Inc.
Ford is a member of the Association of Primary Dealers in the United States Government Bonds, clubs: Lake in New Canaan, Connecticut and Water Mill Beach in New York ).
On July 17, 1976 John Ford married Jill Hunsberger. They have 5 children.