Harold Ford Jr.

Harold Eugene Ford Jr. ( born May 11, 1970 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American politician. He sat from 1997 to 2007 for the Democratic Party in the House of Representatives of the United States.

Harold Ford is the son of Harold Ford Sr., who is not only one of the most influential politicians in Tennessee, but also the seat in the House of Representatives almost to his son " inherited ". Ford Jr. heard within the Democratic Party to the more conservative wing, which builds on enhanced cooperation with the Republicans. These include, for example, the New Democrat Coalition or the Blue Dog Coalition.

He studied law at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan. After that, he was a staff employee at the Senate Budget Committee and Special Assistant to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Ford was first elected in 1996 in the ninth electoral district of Tennessee in Congress and four times re-elected. In 2006, he opted not to run again for the House of Representatives in order to seek a seat in the Senate. He lost this election against the Republican candidate Bob Corker.