Tavistock (UK Parliament constituency)
Tavistock was the name of a parliamentary constituency in Devon between 1330 and 1974. Until 1885 it was a parliamentary borough, consisting of the town of Tavistock. From 1885, the name was transferred to a single-member county constituency covering a much larger area; the constituency was abolished for the February 1974 general election, when it was replaced by the new West Devon constituency. 1885-1918: The Municipal Boroughs of Devonport and Plymouth, the Sessional Divisions of Hatherleigh, Lifton, Midland Roborough, Tavistock. 1918-1950: The Urban Districts of Holsworthy and Tavistock, the Rural Districts of Broadwoodwidger, Plympton St Mary, Tavistock, part of the Rural District of Holsworthy. 1950-1974: The Urban Districts of Holsworthy and Tavistock, the Rural Districts of Broadwoodwidger and Tavistock, part of the Rural District of Plympton St Mary. In 1965 Tavistock was one of the largest seats in England, in terms of land area, it included the towns of Plymstock. It included a great deal of rural land, including two-thirds of Dartmoor.
Rundle resigned by accepting the office of Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds. Trelawny resigned to seek re-election after voting against the disestablishment of the Church of England when he had promised his constituents he would vote for it. On petition, Carter was unseated in 1853 and Phillimore was declared elected in his place. Byng resigned. Seat reduced to one member General Election 1914/15: Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915; the political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected. Maija Jansson, Proceedings in Parliament, 1614 J E Neale, The Elizabethan House of Commons J Holladay Philbin, Parliamentary Representation 1832 - England and Wales Henry Stooks Smith, The Parliaments of England from 1715 to 1847 Willis, Browne.
Notitia Parliamentaria, Part II: A Series or Lists of the Representatives in the several Parliaments held from the Reformation 1541, to the Restoration 1660... London. P. 1. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "T"
John Ford (New York state senator)
John Ford was an American lawyer and politician from New York. Born in Orleans County, New York, he attended the district schools, worked as a farm laborer. While working in the stone quarries of Medina, he learned and attended Medina Academy for five months, so that he could go to college. In a competitive examination, he won a free tuition scholarship at Cornell University, graduated four years later. While at Cornell, he wrote the essay which won the first prize offered nationwide to senior college students by the American Protective Tariff League. After graduation, he became first an occasional contributor to associate editor, editor of, the American Economist, the organ of the Protective Tariff League. For the 1892 presidential campaign, he published a Pocket Cyclopedia of Protection. While writing for the newspapers, he studied law with Edmund L. Pitts, was admitted to the bar, practiced in New York City. Ford was a member of the New York State Senate from 1896 to 1900, sitting in the 119th, 120th, 121st, 122nd, 123rd New York State Legislatures.
In 1905, Ford was proposed as a fusion candidate for Mayor of New York, but the Republican party leaders would not commit themselves to municipal ownership of utilities, the fusion did not materialize. Ford, a Republican since he had entered politics, favored municipal ownership and joined William Randolph Hearst's Municipal Ownership League. In 1906, Ford was nominated on the Tammany Hall/Independence League fusion ticket for the New York Supreme Court, was renominated on the Democratic and Republican tickets in 1920. Ford was a justice of the Supreme Court from 1907 to 1932 when he reached the constitutional age limit. In 1924, Ford supported Progressive Robert M. La Follette for President; the New York Red Book compiled by Edgar L. Murlin FORD'S FRIENDS GUNNING FOR CHAIRMAN HALPIN in NYT on October 4, 1905 JUDICIARY TICKET NAMED BY TAMMANY.
John Joseph Ford
John Joseph Ford was a Presiding Justice of the California Second District Court of Appeal, Division Three from 1966–1977, having been appointed to the post by Governor Pat Brown, who had appointed him to the same court as an Associate Justice in 1959. Born in Los Angeles, Ford received an A. B. from Stanford University in 1928 and an LL. B. from Harvard Law School in 1931. From 1931–1941, he was an attorney in Los Angeles. From 1934–1941, Ford was a Professor at Loyola Law School—the school where his father was the founding dean. From 1941–1943, he was the Chief Enforcement Attorney in Los Angeles for the Office of Price Administration, the newly established federal agency responsible for rent and price controls. In 1943, Governor Earl Warren appointed Ford to the Los Angeles County Municipal Court, where he served until 1948 when Warren elevated him to the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Ford left the Superior Court when Governor Pat Brown appointed Ford to the California Second District Court of Appeal, Division Three in 1959.
Brown elevated Ford to Presiding Justice of the same court in 1966. Ford retired in 1977 and died in Newport Beach, California in 1982. Ford was one of three children of father William Joseph Margaret McCarthy; the other 2 were Margaret. Ford's mother died. Ford's father remarried Cecily Chambers and had 7 more children: Liam, Patrick, Declan, Joe Brendan, Derrick. John Joseph Ford went on to graduate from Loyola High School. Robert "Bob" Ford, Moira Ford, Patrick Ford and James Ford became practicing attorneys in California. Ford and his wife Virginia had three children: Josephine Consuela Antonia Ford, John Joseph Ford, Stephen Francis Ford. Between his three children, Ford had nineteen grandchildren. Official biography of John J. Ford
John Simpson Ford
John Simpson Ford FRSE was a Scottish industrial chemist and microbiologist specialising in brewing who served as Technical Director of William Younger & Co. Scottish candidates for a Diploma in Brewing may apply for the J S Ford Award, named in his honour, he was born in Edinburgh in 1866. He studied at the High School was articled as an apprentice in 1880 under the Public Analyst, Falconer King, he decided to study Medicine at Edinburgh University but having won the Chemistry Medal for his year was inspired to concentrate on Chemistry instead. This was partly inspired by the quality of his professor, Alexander Crum Brown. Following graduation, in 1889 he was employed as Chemist by William Co.. He remained with the firm for 55 years. During his time in the firm he made an important trip to Denmark to study Danish brewing techniques with Johan Kjeldahl and introduced the Kjeldahl method into British brewing, he met Emil Christian Hansen and from him introduced new techniques in the use of yeast in beer.
He independently worked out the importance of stabilisers and the impact of impurities such as copper or salt leaching during the process. He served as Vice President of the Institute of Brewing. In 1892 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, his proposers were Hugh Marshall, Leonard Dobbin and John Gibson. He was winner of the Horace Brown Medal. In the early 20th century he lived at 4 Nile Grove in the Morningside district of southern Edinburgh, he died in Edinburgh on 17 March 1944
John Ford Home
The John Ford Home is a historic landmark located in Marion County, Mississippi 20 miles south of the city of Columbia, near the community of Sandy Hook. Built in 1809 by an early settler of the area, Reverend John Ford, the home is recognized by the National Register of Historic Places as an example of an "elevated frontier-style" structure, common at the time in the Mississippi Valley along the Pearl River; the home is preserved by the Marion County Historical Society, is available for public view. Reverend John Ford, an early settler of Marion County, built an elevated frontier-style home in 1809, 20 miles south of Columbia, Mississippi, on a parcel of land that would encompass 2,000 acres. Ford and his wife made their home available to travelers, most notably General Andrew Jackson who stayed in the Ford's home in 1814 in advance of his involvement in the Battle of New Orleans. Ford's home was the site of two Mississippi Methodist Conferences in 1814 and 1818, the Pearl River Convention on statehood.
The home was purchased by the Marion County Historical Society in 1962, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 The John Ford Home is preserved in its original condition by the Marion County Historical Society, is available for public view by appointment. Official website
John Gardner Ford
John "Jack" Gardner Ford is the second child and second son of U. S. President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford, he married Juliann Felando Ford on April 29, 1989. He is a 1970 graduate of T. C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia, he attended Utah State University. In 1977, with William Randolph Hearst III and Jann Wenner, he was part of the founding staff of the magazine Outside. Ford cofounded a successful business called California Infoplace, which staffs shopping center customer service programs throughout the United States. In 1996, as a veteran of six Republican conventions, he was asked to serve as executive director of the host committee for the 1996 Republican National Convention in San Diego, California. Wead, All the President's Children, Atria Books, New York, 2003, ISBN 0-7434-4631-3
John T. Ford
John Thompson Ford was an American theater manager in the nineteenth century. He is most notable for operating Ford's Theatre at the time of the Abraham Lincoln assassination. Ford was born in Baltimore and was the son of Elias and Anna Ford, his ancestors were early Maryland settlers and some of them took part in the American Revolution. For a few years he attended public school in Baltimore and became a clerk in his uncle’s tobacco factory in Richmond, Virginia. Not caring for this work, he became a bookseller. Working as a bookseller in Richmond, Ford wrote a farce dealing with contemporary life; the farce was entitled Richmond As It Is, was produced by a minstrel company called the Nightingale Serenaders. This farce was successful, George Kunkel, the owner and manager of the Serenaders, offered Ford a position with the organization, he accepted, for several seasons traveled as business manager of this company throughout the United States and Canada. In 1854, Ford assumed control of the Holliday Street Theater, which he managed for twenty-five years.
He built the Grand Opera House in that city in 1871. Ford was responsible for creating three theaters in Washington, D. C, he opened his first theatre on Tenth Street in 1861. After it was destroyed by fire the following year, he rebuilt the structure on the same site and called it Ford's Theatre. In 1858, Mr. Ford was elected President of the City Council of Baltimore, by a force of circumstance was acting mayor for two years, he was in the position of City Director, for one term, of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. He was a Commissioner of the McDonough Fund on part of the city, managed the old Washington theatre for a season. Ford was the manager of this successful theatre at the time of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, he was a good friend of a famous actor. Ford drew further suspicion upon himself by being in Richmond, Virginia, at the time of the assassination on 14 April 1865; until April 2, 1865, Richmond had been the capital of the Confederate States of America and a center of anti-Lincoln conspiracies.
An order was issued for Ford's arrest and on April 18, he was arrested at his Baltimore home. His brothers James and Harry Clay Ford were thrown into prison along with him. John Ford complained of the effect that his incarceration would have on his business and family, he offered to help with the investigation, but Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton made no reply to his two letters. After 39 days, the brothers were fully exonerated and set free since there was no evidence of their complicity in the crime; the theater was seized by the government, Ford was paid $88,000 for it by Congress. The treatment accorded to him following the assassination made him remain bitter toward the US government for decades. During his career, Ford managed theaters in Alexandria, Virginia, it was at Richmond's Marshall Theatre under Ford's management, that in November, 1856, Edwin Booth first met Mary Devlin, whom he married. Joseph Jefferson was the stage manager and a member of the company of this theater, as was Dion Boucicault.
Ford managed a great number of travelling as well as resident companies, which included the greatest stars, actors of his generation. He had a reputation for being honorable in his numerous business dealings. For instance, during the H. M. S. Pinafore craze of the late 1870s, he was the only American manager who paid Gilbert and Sullivan a royalty on the opera; this action prompted the authors and their manager, Richard D'Oyly Carte, to allow Ford to produce their next opera in America and to entrust their American business affairs to him. For a period of forty years, Ford was an prominent figure in Baltimore's civic life, he was connected with many banking and financial concerns, his business advice was sought and relied on. He was president of the Union Railroad Company, member of the Board of Directors of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, vice president of the West Baltimore Improvement Association, trustee of numerous philanthropic institutions. In 1858, while serving as President of the City Council, he was made acting mayor of the city of Baltimore, he filled this position with marked ability.
His winning and gracious personality won him a host of friends. In early 1894, Ford's health declined, his death at his Baltimore home of a heart attack during a bout of influenza came suddenly, he left a widow, Edith Branch Andrew Ford, the mother of eleven children. Ten of these were still living when he died: Charles manager of Ford's Opera House. Two days after his death, a funeral was held at his house and officiated by two clergymen from the Central Presbyterian Church of Baltimore, he was buried in Loudon Park Cemetery. Chamlee, Roy Z. Lincoln's Assassins: A Complete Account of Their Capture and Punishment, pp. 116–8. Jefferson, N. C.: McFarland & Co. 1990. Dictionary of American Biography, vol. 6, pp. 517–8. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. "John Thompson Ford Dead", The Washington Post, March 15, 1894, p. 2. "Funeral of John T. Ford", The Washington Post, March 17, 1894, p. 4