Henry Jones Ford
Henry Jones Ford
(1851-1925) was a political
professor, and government official.
worked as a managing editor and editorial writer from 1872 to 1905,
at six different newspapers in three cities (Baltimore, New
York and Pittsburgh).
returning to Baltimore (his hometown), Ford taught at Johns Hopkins University, and
afterwards taught at the University of Pennsylvania. He later took a job as professor of politics
University, at the request of the university's then-president,
Ford's association with Wilson would take him also into politics.
Wilson became governor of New Jersey, he appointed Ford Commissioner of Banking and
Insurance; after Wilson became president, Ford was sent to the
Philippines on a special mission, reporting directly to the
president, and toward the end of Wilson's presidency Ford was named
to a position on the Interstate Commerce
Their association would also result in
Ford's book Woodrow Wilson, the Man and His Work
was an account of Wilson's experience on the presidential campaign
Ford served as president of the American Political
from 1918 to 1919.
"The constitutional ideal is noble; but the politicians are vile.
If only the checks could be made more effective, if only a just
balance of power could be established beyond the strength of the
politicians to disarrange ... the constitution would work
The works marked with (e-book) are freely availables from Project Gutenberg
- The Rise and Growth of American Politics: A Sketch of
Constitutional Development (1898)
- The Cost of Our National Government: A Study in Political
- The Natural History of the State: An Introduction to
Political Science (1915)
- The Scotch-Irish in America (1915; ISBN
- Woodrow Wilson, the Man and His Work: A Biographical
- Washington and His Colleagues: A Chronicle of the Rise and
Fall of Federalism (1918; ISBN 1-932109-14-5; e-book)
- The Cleveland Era: A Chronicle of the New Order in
Politics (1918; ISBN 1-4043-4415-2; e-book)
- Alexander Hamilton (1920)
- Representative Government (1924)