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Lawyer , government official

Peyton Ford, American lawyer, government official. Served at Lieutenant, United States Navy Reserve on active duty as gunnery officer in Atlantic, Mediterranean, China, Burma and India, 1943-1946.; Member American Law Institute, American and Oklahoma bar associations, Bar Association of District of Columbia.

Background

Ford, Peyton was born on February 24, 1911 in Sayre, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Guy and Ethel (Gum) Ford.

Education

Student, Texas Military College, 1928-1929. Bachelor of Arts, University of Oklahoma, 1934. Bachelor of Laws, 1934.

Career

Admitted to Oklahoma State bar, 1934. And practiced in Oklahoma City, 1934-1939, 42-43. Associated with firm of Chandler, Shelton, Fowler and Swinford, 1939-1942.

Assistant attorney general of Oklahoma, 1939-1941. Special assistant to Attorney General of the United States, since 1946, assistant attorney general of the United States in charge of claims div., 1947, The Assistant to Attorney General, from 1947, and acting Attorney General in absence of Attorney General and Solicitor General. Deputy attorney general 1950-1951.

Member of firm Ford, Bergson, Adams & Borkland from 1951, later Ford, Ayer and Horan, until 1971.

Membership

Served at Lieutenant, United States Navy Reserve on active duty as gunnery officer in Atlantic, Mediterranean, China, Burma and India, 1943-1946. Member American Law Institute, American and Oklahoma bar associations, Bar Association of District of Columbia. Clubs: Army-Navy, Metropolitan.

Connections

Married Helen Hutto, December 29, 1939. Children: Patricia (Mistress.

father:
Guy Ford

mother:
Ethel (Gum) Ford

spouse:
Helen Hutto

child:
Patricia (Mrs Ford