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  Ford, Wendell H.
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NameWendell H. Ford
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Owensboro, Kentucky , United States
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Born September 08, 1924
Died Still Living (89 years)
ContributorRP
Last ModifiedIndyGeorgia
Aug 30, 2010 09:35pm
Tags Caucasian - Moderate - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Gay Marriage - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Life - Married - Southern Baptist - Straight -
Infoborn 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).


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  11/03/1992 KY US Senate Won 62.88% (+27.07%)
  11/29/1988 US Senate Majority Whip Lost 28.57% (-42.86%)
  11/04/1986 KY US Senate Won 74.40% (+48.80%)
  11/04/1980 KY US Senate Won 65.13% (+30.25%)
  05/27/1980 KY US Senate- D Primary Won 86.96% (+73.92%)
  12/28/1974 KY US Senate Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1974 KY US Senate Won 53.56% (+9.48%)
  05/28/1974 KY US Senate- D Primary Won 84.81% (+69.62%)
  11/02/1971 KY Governor Won 50.56% (+6.21%)
  05/25/1971 KY Governor - D Primary Won 53.00% (+9.39%)
  11/07/1967 KY Lt. Governor Won 50.84% (+1.68%)
ENDORSEMENTS
KY US Senate - D Primary - May 20, 2014 D Alison Lundergan Grimes
KY US Senate - D Primary - May 18, 2010 D Jack Conway
KY US President - D Primary - May 20, 2008 D Hillary Rodham Clinton
Second Circuit Court Judge - Oct 02, 1998 I Sonia Sotomayor
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jul 29, 1994 D Stephen G. Breyer
U.S. Surgeon General - Sep 07, 1993 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 03, 1993 D Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 15, 1991 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 02, 1990 R David H. Souter
US Ambassador to Bahamas - Jul 08, 1989 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Feb 03, 1988 R Anthony M. Kennedy
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 23, 1987 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R William H. Rehnquist
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R Antonin Scalia
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 21, 1981 R Sandra Day O'Connor
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 17, 1975 R John Paul Stevens