Representative Harold Ford Jr.
Former U.S. House Representative from Tennessee’s 9th Congressional District
Representative Harold Ford Jr. is an American politician and was the last chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC). He was a Democratic Party member of the United States House of Representatives from Tennessee’s 9th congressional district, centered in Memphis, from 1997 to 2007. Ford did not seek re-election to his House seat in 2006 when he unsuccessfully sought the Senate seat vacated by retiring Bill Frist.
Between 2011 and 2017, Ford worked for Morgan Stanley as a managing director. He also regularly appeared on television on political-related programs, such as NBC's Meet the Press, MSNBC, CNN, and CNBC. He wrote the book, More Davids Than Goliaths: A Political Education, published in 2010.
Ford spoke at The Common Good as part of the 2008 Democratic National Convention Panel.