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Morgan Dennis Ford (September 8, 1911 – January 2, 1992) was a Judge for the United States Court of International Trade.
Ford was born on September 8, 1911, in Wheatland, North Dakota. He was the nephew of senator William „Wild Bill“ Langer. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1935 from the University of North Dakota. He received a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1938 from the Georgetown University Law Center. He worked in private practice in Fargo, North Dakota, from 1939 to 1949. He married his secretary of seven years, Margaret Duffy, after her fiancé was shot down over the Philippines during World War II. He served as the city attorney of Casselton, North Dakota, from 1942 to 1948. He served as a member of the Selective Service Advisory Board from 1942 to 1945.
On June 22, 1949, President Truman nominated Ford to serve as a Judge for the United States Customs Court, to the seat vacated by Judge William Josiah Tilson. He was confirmed by the Senate on July 12, 1949 and received his commission on July 15, 1949. On November 1, 1980, he was transferred by operation of law to the newly created United States Court of International Trade. He took senior status on December 31, 1985 and served in that capacity until his death. He was succeeded by Judge R. Kenton Musgrave.
Ford suffered a heart attack on Christmas Eve, 1992. Ford died on January 2, 1992 at Scripps Hospital in San Diego, California. Mother Teresa was in the heart ward a few doors down from his room when he died.