FORD, Thomas Francis, a Representative from California; born in St. Louis, Mo., February 18, 1873;
attended public and private schools; served in the United States Postal Service 1896-1903; studied
law at Toledo, Ohio; engaged in newspaper work in Washington, Idaho, California, and Washington,
D.C., 1913-1929; magazine and literary editor in Los Angeles 1919-1929; lecturer on international
trade at the University of Southern California at Los Angeles in 1920 and 1921; publicity director of
the Los Angeles water and power department 1920-1931; member of the Los Angeles City Council
1931-1933; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and to the five succeeding Congresses (March
4, 1933-January 3, 1945); was not a candidate for renomination in 1944; assumed the management of
his rental properties; died in South Pasadena, Calif., December 26, 1958; interment in Forest Lawn
Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
BibliographyFord, L.C., and Thomas F. Ford. The Foreign
Trade of the United States. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920.