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T. Mitchell Ford

manufacturing executive

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.

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.