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Harold E. Ford, Jr.

Date & time

Apr 7, 2010, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT


Weill Hall

Harold Ford, Jr. is Executive Vice Chairman of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

From his bio:

Previously, Ford served Tennessee in the United States Congress for 10 years. Described by President Bill Clinton as 'the walking, living embodiment of where America ought to go in the 21st century,' Ford is now chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council, a news analyst for NBC and MSNBC, and a distinguished practitioner in residence at the Wagner School of Public Service at NYU.

During his five terms in the Congress, Ford's focus was results. Having served on both the Financial Services and Budget Committees, his passion for free enterprise and balanced budgets and confidence in American ingenuity to overcome any foe bolsters his belief that America's best days are in front of us.

Ford is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his B.A. in American History, and the University of Michigan Law School. Ford also serves on the Pentagon's Transformation Advisory Group (TAG), an assembly of current and former military commanders, political figures, academics and business leaders who advise the Pentagon on how to modernize our armed forces to meet and defeat 21st century threats. Ford is also an overseer on the board at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Ford lives and works in New York with his wife Emily.

Funding support is provided by the Jean Fairfax Initiative at the University
of Michigan.