Ford, Patricia (1921–)

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Ford, Patricia (1921–)

Northern Ireland politician. Born Patricia Smiles, April 5, 1921; dau. of Lt.-Col. Sir W.D. Smiles (MP, drowned on sinking of M.V. Princess Victoria, Jan 31, 1953); m. Dr. Lionel Ford (dean of York and headmaster of Harrow), 1941 (div. 1956); m. Sir Nigel Fisher (MP for Surbiton), 1956.

Representing the Unionist Party, elected to House of Commons at Westminster in a by-election (1953) for North Down, succeeding her father; retired (1955).