James R. Ford
James Robert Ford (December 1, 1925 – October 11, 2017) was an American educator, politician, businessman and community activist. In 1972, Ford became the first African-American Mayor of Tallahassee, Florida, and the first black mayor of a U.S. state capital city. He was a member of the Democratic Party. He retired as mayor in 1986.
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- "Tallahassee's ultimate trailblazer, former Mayor James Ford, dies at 91". Tallahassee Democrat.