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Encyclopedia > Wendell H. Ford
Wendell Ford
Office: U.S. Senator, Kentucky
Political party: Democratic
Term of office: December 1974–January 1999
Preceded by: Marlow Cook
Succeeded by: Jim Bunning
Born: September 8, 1924
Owensboro, Kentucky
Spouse: Jean Ford

Wendell Hampton Ford (born September 8, 1924) is an American politician from Kentucky who belongs to the Democratic Party. Governor of Kentucky Wendell H. Ford source Image Courtesy of Kentucky Historical Society This work is copyrighted. ... Official language(s) English Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Marlow Webster Cook (R-KY) (born July 27, 1926, Akron, Erie County, N.Y.) is a former United States Senator. ... James Paul David Jim Bunning (born October 23, 1931 in Southgate, Kentucky) is an American politician who was a Hall of Fame pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1955 to 1971. ... September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years). ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Owensboro is a city located in Daviess County, Kentucky, in the United States; it stands on U.S. Highway 60 about 30 miles southeast of Evansville, Indiana. ... Official language(s) English Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq. ... September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years). ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Official language(s) English Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...


Ford was born in Owensboro, Kentucky. Ford served in the United States Army during World War II. Ford served as the top assistant to Governor Bert T. Combs from 1959 to 1963. He then served in the state senate from 1965 until his election as Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky in 1967. He served until 1971, when he ran against his former mentor Combs in the Democratic primary and defeated him. He won the general election in November and served as governor unil 1974, when he was elected to the United States Senate, defeating incumbent Republican Marlow Cook. Cook resigned his seat in December so that Ford would have a higher standing in seniority in the Senate. He was reelected in 1980, 1986 and 1992. From 1991 to 1999 he served as Democratic Senate whip, the number two position among Senate Democrats, serving as Senate Majority Whip until 1995 and as Minority Whip until 1999. Owensboro is a city located in Daviess County, Kentucky, in the United States; it stands on U.S. Highway 60 about 30 miles southeast of Evansville, Indiana. ... Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total dead: 12 million World War II... This is a list of Governors of Kentucky: See also Kentucky Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Kentucky ... Bert T. Combs (August 13, 1911-December 4, 1991),born in Clay County, Kentucky, was the Democratic Governor of Kentucky from 1959 through 1963. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... The office of Lieutentant Governor of Kentucky has existed under the last three of Kentuckys four constitutions, beginning in 1797. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Marlow Webster Cook (R-KY) (born July 27, 1926, Akron, Erie County, N.Y.) is a former United States Senator. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The U.S. Senate Majority Whip is the second ranking member of the United States Senate. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Traditionally the second ranking position in the minority party in the United States Senate. ...


Ford didn't run for a fifth term in 1998, electing instead to retire to Owensboro. He is the longest-serving senator in Kentucky history. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


External links

  • Official Congressional Biography
Preceded by:
Louie B. Nunn
Governor of Kentucky
1971–1974
Succeeded by:
Julian M. Carroll
Preceded by:
Harry Lee Waterfield
Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
1967–1971
Succeeded by:
Julian M. Carroll
Preceded by:
Marlow W. Cook
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Kentucky
1974-1999
Succeeded by:
Jim Bunning
Preceded by:
Alan Cranston
Senate Majority Whip
1991-1995
Succeeded by:
Trent Lott
Preceded by:
Alan K. Simpson
Senate Minority Whip
1995-1999
Succeeded by:
Tom Daschle
Preceded by:
Henry Ward
Democratic nominee for Governor of Kentucky
1971–1971
Succeeded by:
Julian M. Carroll
Preceded by:
Harry Lee Waterfield
Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
1967–1967
Succeeded by:
Julian M. Carroll
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