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FordHarold E. Ford, Jr


Harold served five terms in the U.S. Congress representing the 9th district of Tennessee.  First elected in 1996, Harold served on the House Financial Services, Budget and Education Committees while in Congress.  In addition, Harold was a member and leader of the Blue Dog Democrats in Congress, and was active with the Democratic Leadership Council.

Currently, Harold teaches part-time at NYU's Wagner School of Public Service, and is a frequent contributor to NBC News.  He is a board member at Lincoln Center, the Posse Foundation, Weill Cornell Medical College and America's Promise.  Harold is also an overseer at the International Rescue Committee and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Harold earned a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from the University of Michigan.

 Harold and his wife, Emily, live in New York City.