John Ford House

John Ford House (* January 9, 1827 near Franklin, Tennessee, † June 28, 1904 in Clarksville, Tennessee ) was an American politician. He represented the sixth electoral district of the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


House attended a private school in his home district and the Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. He graduated in 1850 at the Lebanon Law School, was admitted as a lawyer and then practiced in Franklin. He later moved into the Montgomery County.

He decided in 1853 to pursue a career in politics when he ran for the House of Representatives from Tennessee and was elected. House was in 1860 a presidential elector of the Constitutional Union Party for John Bell and Edward Everett. He also represented his country in 1861 as a delegate to the Provisional Konföderiertenkongress. When the Civil War broke out, he joined the army of the Confederacy and was released in June 1865 in Columbus, Mississippi on parole. After the war he was a member of the 1870 state Constitutional Convention of Tennessee.

House was elected as a Democrat to the 44th and the three following U.S. Congresses. He decided in 1882 not to run again. He was there on 4 March 1875 to 3 March 1883. Subsequently he resumed his work as a lawyer at his office. He died on June 28, 1904 in Clarksville and was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery.