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us: Ford, Wendell H., 1924-2015

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    • Wendell Hampton
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        (naf) Owensboro (Ky.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Owensboro (Ky.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Kentucky
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University of Kentucky
        • Affiliation Start: 1942
        • Affiliation End: 1943
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Maryland School of Insurance
        • Affiliation End: 1947
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Kentucky. General Assembly. Senate
        • Affiliation Start: 1965
        • Affiliation End: 1967
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. Senate
        • Affiliation Start: 19741228
        • Affiliation End: 19990103
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Democratic Party (U.S.)
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        (lcsh) Legislators
          (lcsh) Governors
            (lcsh) Lieutenant governors
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        • Sources

          • found: His The public papers ... c1978: t.p. (Governor Wendell H. Ford) CIP galley (Wendell Hampton Ford, b. 9/8/24)
          • found: His Activities of the Joint Committee on Printing ... 1991: t.p. (Senator Wendell H. Ford)
          • found: Congressional dir., 1989-1990 (Wendell H. Ford, b. 9/8/24; governor, Ky., 1971-74; elected to U.S. Senate, 11/5/74)
          • found: Biographical directory of the U.S. Congress website, June 26, 2013 (Ford, Wendell Hampton, a Senator from Kentucky; born near Owensboro, Daviess County, Ky., September 8, 1924; attended the public schools of Daviess County; attended the University of Kentucky 1942-1943; graduated, Maryland School of Insurance 1947; engaged in insurance business in Kentucky; served in the United States Army 1944-1946; Kentucky National Guard 1942-1962; chief assistant to Kentucky Governor 1959-1961; member, State senate 1965-1967; lieutenant governor 1967-1971; Governor of Kentucky 1971-1974; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in November 1974 for the term commencing January 3, 1975; subsequently appointed by the Governor, December 28, 1974, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Marlow W. Cook for the term ending January 3, 1975; reelected in 1980, 1986, and again in 1992 for the term ending January 3, 1999; not a candidate for reelection in 1998; Democratic whip 1991-1999; chairman, Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences (Ninety-fifth Congress), Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (Ninety-fifth through Ninety-seventh Congresses), Select Committee to Study the Committee System (Ninety-eighth Congress), Committee on Rules and Administration (One Hundredth through One Hundred Third Congresses), Joint Committee on Printing (One Hundred First and One Hundred Third Congresses))
          • found: New York times (online), viewed Jan. 23, 2015 (in obituary published Jan. 22: Wendell H. Ford; b. Wendell Hampton Ford, Sept. 8, 1924; grew up on a farm near Owensboro, in Yellow Creek; d. Thursday [Jan. 22, 2015], Owensboro, Ky., aged 90; political moderate from Kentucky who served as governor and then for four terms as a senator, rising to become the Democratic whip, or assistant leader, in the early 1990s)
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          • 1978-06-29: new
          • 2015-01-23: revised
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