Friday, May 22, 2015

Representative  Clay Ford (Deceased)

District 2

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Member Information

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Gulf Breeze

Occupation:  Attorney

Spouse:  Carol Ann Ford of Little Rock, Arkansas

Child(ren):  David, Doug, Clay

Grandchild(ren):  Nelson, Meredith, Sarah, Ellen, Mary, Bryce, Brayden, Brody, Natalie

Education:  University of Arkansas, B.A., Finance, J.D., Law; Shippensburg University, M.S., Public Administration

Born:  Wynne, AR

Deceased:  March 18, 2013

Military:  U.S. Army, Infantry, retired, 1988; Germany, 1980-1983, 1986-1988; mixed Active, Army Reserve, National Guard, 1955-1988, Private to Colonel

Religious Affiliation:  Methodist

Recreational Interest:  travel

Legislative Service

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives on February 27, 2007, reelected subsequently

Deputy Whip, December 9, 2008-August 24, 2009

Other Public Service

Gulf Breeze City Council, 1990-2007, Mayor Pro Tempore, 2000-2007

Arkansas Constitutional Convention Delegate, 1978-1979

Arkansas Pulaski County Special School District Board, 1977-1979

Arkansas House of Representatives, 1975-1976


American Legion

Arkansas Bar Association, 1978-present

Florida Bar Association, 1988-present

Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce, board member, 1988, current member

Gulf Breeze Rotary Club, 2003-present

Military Officers Association of America

National Rifle Association, patron, life member

Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce

Florida League of Cities, 1990-2007, President, 2004-2005


Florida Family Council, "Defender of Family" Award

ARC of Florida, Representative of the Year Award, 2010

Associated Builders and Contractors, "Friend of Free Enterprise", 2008, 2009

Florida Chamber "A" Honor Roll, 2007, 2008, 2009

Christian Coalition, Faith and Family Award, 2008

Florida Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Legislator of the Year, 2008

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