Harold Ford Jr.

Former Congressman; Managing Director, Morgan Stanley; Professor, NYU Wagner School of Public Policy,


Harold Ford, Jr. joined Morgan Stanley in March 2011 as a Managing Director and senior client relationship manager across the Institutional Securities Group, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Morgan Stanley Investment Management.  Harold works with senior coverage officers to broaden and deepen client relationships.

Harold served five terms in the U.S. Congress representing the 9th district of Tennessee.  First elected in 1996, Harold served on the House Financial Services, Budget and Education Committees while in Congress.  In addition, Harold was a member and leader of the Blue Dog Democrats in Congress, and was active with the Democratic Leadership Council.

Four years ago, Harold joined Merrill Lynch as a Vice Chairman and senior policy advisor.  In that role, he spent most of his time with senior coverage officers building and strengthening relationships with leading global corporations and asset managers in the United States and abroad.

Currently, Harold teaches part-time at NYU's Wagner School of Public Service, and is a frequent contributor to NBC News.  He is a board member at Lincoln Center, the Posse Foundation, Weill Cornell Medical College and America's Promise.  Harold is also an overseer at the International Rescue Committee and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Harold earned a B.A. from theUniversity ofPennsylvania and a law degree from theUniversity ofMichigan.


Harold and his wife, Emily, live in New York City.

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