FORD, Aaron Lane, (1903 - 1983)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

FORD, Aaron Lane, a Representative from Mississippi; born in Potts Camp, Marshall County, Miss., December 21, 1903; attended public schools in Mississippi and the law department of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn.; was admitted to the bar in 1927 and commenced practice in Aberdeen, Miss.; moved to Ackerman, Miss., the same year and continued the practice of law; district attorney of the fifth circuit court district 1932-1934; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; delegate to the Interparliamentary Union Conference at The Hague, Netherlands, in 1938; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., and Jackson, Miss.; was a resident of Jackson, Miss., until his death there July 8, 1983; interment in Rosedale Cemetery, Cuthbert, Ga.