Biography of George H. Ford
Member of Ohio General Assembly - House of Representives

GEORGE H. FORD, who is a son of Governor Seabury Ford, and who represents Geauga county in the House, was born at Burton, Geauga county, Ohio, March 10, 1842.

He graduated at Western Reserve College, in 1862, at the age of twenty years.

During the war he served tbur months as a private soldier in Company "B" of the Eighty-fifth Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

His company was entirely made up of college boys, who were drilled and organized some time before they enlisted.

After the expiration of his term of enlistment he returned and began reading law with Messrs. Hitchcock and Estep of Cleveland, and read one year, after which lie engaged in business with George Bough ton and his younger brother, R. N. Ford, uuder the firm name of Boughtou, Ford and Company.

In 1864, when twenty-two years of age, he was elected Justice of the Peace in Burton Township, and re-elected in 1867, and again in 1870.

In 1871 and 1872 he was Chairman of the Republican Central Committee of his county.

He finished the reading of law with Messrs. Canfield and Canfield, of Chardon, and was admitted to the bar in 1868.

Mr. Ford was married in 1866 to Miss Corinne E. Williams, only child of Carlos Williams, Esq., of Burton.

He is still engaged with the firm of Boughton, Ford and Company, bankers and general merchandise.

He is one of the young members of the House, but not one of the least prominent.

Biographical Sketches of the
State Officers and of the members
of the Sixtieth General Assembly
of the State of Ohio.
By: W. Sarwin Crabb.
Ohio State Journal Book and Job Rooms.
Columbus, Ohio 1872

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