Who Is Harold Ford Jr.’s Mother Dorothy Bowles Ford? Details Here

September 7, 2023   | September 10, 2023  | 

    Dorothy Bowles Ford is recognized as the mother of a notable author, financial managing director, and former congressman, Harold Ford Jr. Before being a politician’s mom, she rose to fame as the wife of Harold Ford Sr., the first African-American to be elected as congress spokesperson from Tennessee.

    Belonging to the politician’s family, Dorothy very naturally got exposure in the media. But what drew people’s attention towards her was the ending of her marriage with her husband of more than three decades, Mr. Harold Ford Sr.  So, what made them quit such a long-term nuptial?

    Get to know everything about Dorothy in the below piece of writing.

    Key Takeaways

    • Dorothy Bowles Ford is the ex-wife of Former U.S. Congressman from Tennessee Harold Ford Sr.
    • She was married to Harold Senior for 30 years before calling it quits.
    • She is originally from Memphis.
    • Dorothy shares three sons with her former husband.
    • As far as the media is informed, she now resides in Washington DC.

    Dorothy Bowles Ford Is A Memphis Native; Who Are Her Parents?

    The celebrity ex-spouse, Dorothy was born in October 1949 which made her 74 years old in 2024. She is a Memphis native and spent most of her early life in her hometown.

    Apart from this, no other details about her early life or parents are available. However, it’s known that she belongs to the Afro-American ethnicity and is an American national.

    What Does Harold Ford Jr.’s Mother, Dorothy Bowles Do?

    Well, in her 70s, Dorothy must have retired from her job. But back in her youthful days, she worked as a coordinator of consumer and regulator functions for a company named Potomac Electric Power Co. Bowles.

    Dorothy was a working woman
    Dorothy Bowles Ford

    Further, she also has been the administrator for her now ex-husband Harold Ford Sr. At the time when she was still a politician’s wife, she also served for the well-being of society. Bowles has contributed to improving school lunch programs by coordinating with the Department of Agriculture.

    Dorothy Bowles Ford Is Harold Ford Sr.’s Ex-Wife; How Long They Were Married?

    The Memphis native, Dorothy was married to her ex-husband Harold for three decades. The ex-couple first came across each other while studying at high school. Soon, they fell in love and the two exchanged vows in a private wedding ceremony on February 10, 1969.

    After marriage, they led a beautiful marital life for decades with understanding and love between them. Dorothy became a strong backup for her then-husband not only as his life partner but helping him professionally as well. She politically got involved with her then-hubby to assist him. In this regard, she once said,

    Often constituents will call at all times during the day and night. I end up helping them solve their problems when Harold is not available- somebody has to do it

    In the meantime, Ford also complimented Dorothy as “inspiring, guiding and able to weather the storm.” Despite having such compatibility, the duo ended their union in 1999 after 3o years of marriage.

    Why Did Dorothy And Harold Separated?

    As a matter of fact, the former couple never let the media know the reason behind their separation. They divorced amicably citing irreconcilable differences. During their divorce procedures, Dorothy avoided all the trials and soon came to an agreement.

    Bowles’ Ex-Husband, Harold Remarried The Same Year They Divorced

    Soon after he divorced Dorothy, Harold Ford Sr. got hitched to Michelle Roberts in the year 1999. His second wife is a former executive director of the National Basketball Players Association. The couple are happily married to each other and are now parents to their two kids, Andrew Ford and Ava Ford.

    On the other hand, Dorothy Bowles seems to be still single. Since she parted from the former congressman, she has been leading a private life.

    Dorothy Bowles Ford Shares Three Children With Her Former Spouse

    Together with her ex-husband, Dorothy welcomed three sons named Harold Ford Jr., Newton ‘Jake’ Ford, and Isaac Ford.

    Dorothy is a mother
    Dorothy with her ex-husband and children

    Among three, her son Isaac has kept his profile low. Her other son Newton once made headlines after he was charged with DUI and possession of marijuana. Besides, he also seems to have participated in several campaigns organized by the U.S. Congress.

    Further, Harold Junior is her eldest son who continued the legacy of his father joining Congress. Let’s have his short bio here.

    Dorothy Son, Harold Ford Jr. Is A Well-Known Politician

    Born to his parents on May 11, 1970, Dorothy’s first son joined politics when he was just about 23 years old. Right after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, he went on to have a government job under the Senate Budget Committee.

    Some years later, after earning a law degree, he gave his candidacy for the 12th term in Congress which helped him to gain political fame. He then served as a member of the Democratic party from Tennessee’s 9th congressional district from 1997 to 2007. Besides politics, he also has been the managing director for Morgan Stanley. He is also an author, Pundit, and political contributor for FOX News.

    Dorothy Bowles Is A Grandmother 

    She has two grandchildren from her eldest son Harold Ford Jr.’s marriage with his wife Emily Threlkeld. Her son and daughter-in-law are parents to their two children Georgia Walker Ford (b. 2008), and Harold Eugene Ford III (b. 2015).

    Dorothy is a grandmother
    Dorothy’s grandchildren with their parents. Source: Twitter

    Further, Dorothy may have other grandchildren from her two other sons as well. But their name has not been revealed yet.

    What Is Dorothy Bowles Ford’s Net Worth?

    As per our speculations, Dorothy owns a net worth of $600,000 as of 2024. Meanwhile, her son Harold Junior has an estimated net worth of $3 million.

    Quick Facts
    Full Name Dorothy Bowles Ford
    Popular Name Dorothy
    Birth Place Memphis, TN
    Birthday October 1949
    Age 74 years
    Nationality American
    Ethnicity Afro-American
    Profession coordinator of consumer
    Net Worth $600,000
    Eye Color Dark Brown
    Hair Color Black
    Sexuality Straight
    Marital Status Divorced
    Relationship Status Possibly single
    Spouse Harold Ford Sr.
    Children Harold, Newton and Isaac