Harold Ford Jr. Biography
Harold Eugene Ford Jr. is an American Financial managing director, commentator, author and former member of the United States House of Representatives from Tennessee’s 9th congressional district, which is based in Memphis.
He represented Tennessee as a member of the Democratic Party from 1997 to 2007. He is from the Memphis-based Ford political family and his father, former Congressman Harold Ford Sr., served in that capacity for 22 years. Ford ran unsuccessfully in 2006 for the open U.S. Senate seat left by the departing Bill Frist. Additionally, he served as the Democratic Leadership Council’s (DLC) final chairman.
Ford served as a managing director with Morgan Stanley from 2011 to 2017. Additionally, he frequently appeared on political-themed shows on NBC’s Meet the Press, MSNBC, CNN and CNBC.
Ford joined PNC Financial Services as Vice Chairman of Corporate & Institutional Banking on December 1, 2020. He and his wife reside in New York City, where they have two children: Georgia Walker, a daughter and Harold Eugene III, a son.
More Davids Than Goliaths: A Political Education, written by Ford and released in 2010, is another work.
Ford began contributing to Fox News as a political commentator in April 2021. He is a panelist on Special Report regularly, and in January 2022 he was appointed co-host of The Five.
Harold Ford Jr. Net Worth
Harold has an estimated net worth of $3 Million according to Celebrity Net Worth. He has amassed his fortune from his career as a Financial managing director, commentator and author.
Harold Ford Jr. Salary
Harold receives a respectable wage from his job as a Fox News political contributor. He earns an estimated annual salary of $103,530 which translates to $8,627 per month.
Harold Ford Jr. Age
Harold Eugene Ford Jr. was born on May 11, 1970 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. As of 2023 he is 53 years old.
Harold Ford Jr. Parents
Harold Ford Sr. and Dorothy Bowles Ford are Ford’s parents. Jake and Isaac are his two biological brothers and Andrew and Ava are his two half-siblings from his father’s second marriage.
Ford was born in a family of politicians.
Up until 2007, when he was convicted of federal bribery as part of the Operation Tennessee Waltz affair, John N. Ford, his uncle from his father’s side, served as a senator for Tennessee.
Harold Ford Jr. Wife
Ford is married to Emily Threlkeld. In New York, Emily works in public relations for Carolina Herrera. The couple have two children: a son called Harold Eugene Ford III born on May 2015 and a girl named Georgia Walker Ford born on December 2013.
The name Georgia is from the great-grandmother of Ford.
Harold Ford Jr. Education
Ford joined the Senate Budget Committee as a staff assistant after earning a degree in American history from the University of Pennsylvania. He accepted a job offer from the US Department of Commerce a year later. Ford graduated with his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1996.
Harold Ford Jr. Career
Harold Ford Jr. Politics
Ford was four times re-elected and gave the opening speech at the 2000 Democratic National Convention. In 2002, he failed in his bid to topple Nancy Pelosi as the leader of the House Democrats. Ford served on both the House Financial Services Committee and the House Budget Committee. He was defeated by Republican Bob Corker in the 2006 Tennessee Senate election. He started working for Morgan Stanley and lecturing at Vanderbilt University, the University of Texas at Austin, and New York University. His voting record includes support for the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, which some claim was the catalyst for the financial crisis, and the invasion of Iraq. He declares himself to be pro-life and backed the Federal Marriage Act, which established marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman.
Ford supports altering drug laws, expanding access to healthcare, and conducting research on embryonic stem cells. Since 2008, he has been married to Emily Threlkeld.
Harold Ford Jr. Journalist
From 2011 to 2017, Ford worked for Morgan Stanley as a managing director. Additionally, he frequently made appearances on political-themed programs on NBC’s Meet the Press, MSNBC, CNN, and CNBC.
On December 1, 2020, he started working for PNC Financial Services as Vice Chairman of Corporate & Institutional Banking.
In April 2021, Ford debuted as a political commentator on Fox News. On Special Report, he frequently serves as a panelist, and in January 2022, he was appointed co-host of The Five.
Along with Geraldo Rivera, Richard Fowler, and Jessica Tarlov, Harold was chosen to host The Five on a rotating basis. They joined the show’s permanent hosts, Greg Gutfeld, Dana Perino, Jesse Watters, and Jeanine Pirro.