|59th Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives|
January 5, 1988 –January 6, 2004
|Preceded by||Buddie Newman|
|Succeeded by||William McCoy|
|Member of the MississippiHouseofRepresentatives |
from the 18th district
January 1980 –January 6,2004
|Preceded by||John Nipper|
|Succeeded by||Jerry Turner|
Timothy Alan Ford
|Died||February 27,2015 63) (aged|
|Alma mater||University of Mississippi|
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Born in Winter Haven,Florida,Ford grew up in Baldwyn,Mississippi. Ford received his bachelor's degree from the University of Mississippi and his law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He practiced law in Jackson,Mississippi. In 1980,he served in the Mississippi House of Representatives from the Tupelo,Mississippi area and was a Democrat. From 1988 until 2004,Ford served as the speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives. After his retirement,Ford continued to practice law. He died of a heart attack in Oxford,Mississippi.
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