Nicholas Ford

Nicholas Ford ( born June 21, 1833 in Wicklow, Ireland, † June 18, 1897 in Miltonvale, Kansas ) was an American politician. Between 1879 and 1883 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Nicholas Ford attended the public schools of his Irish homeland. In 1848 he came with his parents to the United States, where the family first in Chicago ( Illinois) settled. 1859 Ford moved to Saint Joseph in Missouri. In the following years he worked in Colorado, and Montana in mining. Upon his return to Missouri, he settled in the local city of Rochester, where he worked in the trade. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the short-lived Greenback Party. In 1875 he was a deputy in the House of Representatives from Missouri.

In the congressional elections of 1878 Ford was in the ninth constituency of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of David Rea on March 4, 1879. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1883 two legislative sessions. In 1882 and 1890 he applied unsuccessfully to his whereabouts or in his return to the Congress. In the meantime he had become a member of the Republican Party. As the candidate he applied in 1884 as unsuccessful by the Office of the Governor of Missouri. He later moved to Virginia City, Nevada, where he was a member of the council. End of his life spent in Miltonvale Nicholas Ford, where he died on 18 June 1897.