Harold Ford, Jr. is a Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Policymaker in Residence at the Ford School. He represented Tennessee in the United States Congress for 10 years, where he served on both the Financial Services and Budget Committees. Since leaving office in 2007, Ford continues to work diligently to promote healthy non-partisan debate on today’s most pressing issues, both in Washington and in communities across the country. The author of New York Times best-seller More Davids Than Goliaths (Crown 2010), Ford serves as a political analyst and contributor for NBC News. Ford is active with several nonprofits and foundations. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a B.A. in American History, and a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School.