Henry Jones Ford (1851-1925) was a political scientist, journalist, university professor, and government official. Ford worked as a managing editor and editorial writer from 1872 to 1905, at six different newspapers in three cities (Baltimore, New York and Pittsburgh). Later returning to Baltimore (his hometown), Ford taught at Johns Hopkins University, and afterwards taught at the University of Pennsylvania. He later took a job as professor of politics at Princeton University, at the request of the universityâ¿¿s then-president, Woodrow Wilson. Fordâ¿¿s association with Wilson would take him also into politics. When Wilson became governor of New Jersey, he appointed Ford Commissioner of Banking and Insurance; after Wilson became president, Ford was sent to the Philippines on a special mission, reporting directly to the president, and toward the end of Wilsonâ¿¿s presidency Ford was named to a position on the Interstate Commerce Commission. Their association would also result in Fordâ¿¿s book Woodrow Wilson: The Man and His Work (1916), which was an account of Wilsonâ¿¿s experience on the presidential campaign trail. Ford served as president of the American Political Science Association from 1918 to 1919.