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Over the years Ford moved into the public sphere and became an activist, legislator, business woman, and educator. Jean Ford worked in community groups in Las Vegas and was active in the League of Women Voters, working with the State Parks Commission and the Clark County Library. She served in the Assembly in 1973 and 1975. She was a State Senator for the 1979 and 1988 legislative sessions. Ford was involved in the women's rights movement in the 1970s and 1980s and worked for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, which failed in the Nevada legislature in 1973, 1975, and in 1977.
Jean Ford was also active
in establishing the Women's Studies program at the University of Nevada
Reno, and supported collection of materials useful for research of the
history of women in Nevada. Ford died in August, 1998.
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