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Galena H Ford (1923 - 2009)

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Galena H Ford
1923 - 2009
Born
June 15, 1923
Death
April 13, 2009
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Bridgeport, Harrison County, West Virginia 26330
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Galena H Ford was born on June 15, 1923. Galena died on April 13, 2009 at 85 years of age. We know that Galena H Ford had been residing in Bridgeport, Harrison County, West Virginia 26330.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Galena H Ford died on April 13, 2009 at age 85. Galena was born on June 15, 1923. There is no information about Galena's family. We know that Galena H Ford had been residing in Bridgeport, Harrison County, West Virginia 26330.
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In 1923, in the year that Galena H Ford was born, the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

In 1941, Galena was 18 years old when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1957, by the time this person was 34 years old, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1972, Galena was 49 years old when on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

In 1992, this person was 69 years old when in April, Bosnia-Herzegovina declared independence from Yugoslavia. The newly created Bosnian Serb army then began a campaign against Muslim Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats - killing, raping, torturing, beating and robbing - and resulting in the deaths of over 100,000.

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