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Object ID 2006.36
Title Thomas E. Ford, Mayor
Catalog type Archive
Scope & Content One document box containing 2 folders. Folder 1- Newspaper clipping when mayor-elect, talk given before the Men's Neighborhood Club, the Leonia Way pamphlet, address presented to the Teaneck Planning Board, memo from Historical Site Advisory Board of Bergen County, correspondence from: Tri-State Regional Planning Commission, Secretary of State of N.J., Governor, statement given at end of term in office, annual report & calendar, newspaper clippings (1971-1976). Folder 2- Campaign material & photographs.
Creator Thomas Ford
Collection Thomas E. Ford Papers
People Ford, Thomas- Mayor
Subjects Thomas Ford Papers
People
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Admin/Biographical History Thomas Ford, a Democrat, served from 1972 until 1975. During his term he established the re-cycling program and created the Highwood Hills Nature Area. In addition he initiated the senior housing project and established the Environmental Commission which brought about an ordinance prohibiting high-rise construction in the Borough. Under his administration a building was constructed for the Department of Public Works near Overpeck Park.
Ford earned a Bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master's degree from Columbia University. He served as an administrative officer at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.