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Dorothy Bowles Ford, Harold Ford Jr.’s mother

Dorothy Bowles Ford is the mother of Harold Ford Jr. Dorothy’s son, Harold is an American financial managing director, pundit, author, and former U.S. congressman who served from 1997–2007 in the United States House of Representatives as a member of the Democratic Party from Tennessee’s 9th congressional district, centered in Memphis. He is a member of the Ford political family from Memphis and is the son of former Congressman Harold Ford, Sr., who held the same seat for 22 years.

Harold Ford, Sr. married Dorothy Bowles Ford in 1969 and the couple had three children: Harold Jr, Newton Jake, and Sir Isaac. They divorced in 1999. He and his second wife, Michelle Roberts have two children: Andrew and Ava. He and his second wife, Michelle Roberts have two children: Andrew and Ava.

 Dorothy Bowles Ford’s ex-husband is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. He is a Baptist. Currently retired, Ford divides his time between Tennessee and Fisher Island in Miami, Florida. He is still active in the Democratic Party. After their divorce much was not heard from Dorothy, she went out of the limelight to live a private life.

Ford Jr Dorothy Bowles Ford’s son married Emily Threlkeld, who works in public relations for Carolina Herrera in New York, on April 26, 2008. They have a daughter, Georgia Walker Ford, who was born in December 2013 in New York City.

She is named after Ford’s great-grandmother Georgia, and Threlkeld’s mother’s maiden name, Walker. Their second child, a son, Harold Eugene Ford III, was born in May 2015.

Dorothy Bowles Ford’s son, Ford Jr considered a primary challenge to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in New York in 2010. Sources close to Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York have said that he would consider supporting someone “of Mr. Ford’s stature”. 

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However, it was also reported that Mayor Bloomberg “reassured Mr. Reid that he was not personally involved in the effort to promote a Ford candidacy.” Chuck Schumer sought to dissuade Ford from running. Ford’s spokesperson on January 11, 2010, stated Ford had become a supporter of same-sex marriage after “listening to the debate in state legislatures across the country”.




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