Following a decade of service and commitment to the citizens of District 6 and the entire City of Memphis from October 1999 until 2007, Councilman Edmund H. Ford, Sr. was re-elected to the City Council in October 2019. Ford is grateful that his constituents saw fit to return him to office to continue his service to the people of this community. Born the 15th child of N.J. and Vera Ford, Mr. Ford was raised in the West Junction section of Memphis and graduated from Mitchell Road High School. Mr. Ford received his B.S. degree in Government and Public Affairs from The Tennessee State University and a Mortuary Science degree from John Gupton College in Nashville, Tennessee. Councilman Ford has been a licensed embalmer and funeral director since 1979 and founded the thriving E.H. Ford Mortuary in 1995. Mr. Ford previously worked as a freelance contractor and embalmer all over the Tri-State area.
Councilman Ford is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and a proud alumnus of Tennessee State University.
Councilman Ford is the Council liaison of the Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) and Minority Business Development Oversight Commission (MBDOC). He serves as Chairman of the Economic Development, Tourism & Technology and Vice-Chair of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee.
Mr. Ford is married to Myrna O. Ford and has four children: Former City Councilman and current County Commissioner Edmund Ford, Jr., Christopher, James, and William.
Councilman Ford and his family are active members of Ford Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church.Map of District 6