Wendell H. Ford

Owensboro, KY

Kentucky’s best-known contemporary statesman graduated from Daviess County High School. Ford has been a State Senator, Lieutenant Governor and the State’s 49th Governor. He served 24 years in the United State Senate, serving as both the Democratic Senate Majority and Minority Whips. Ford founded the Wendell H. Ford Government Education Center located in the Owensboro Museum of Science and History.