Robert Ford (poet) : biography
Robert Arthur Douglas Ford, (January 8, 1915 – April 12, 1998) was a Canadian poet, translator and diplomat.
Born in Ottawa, Ontario, the son of former London Free Press Editor-in Chief and University of Western Ontario Chancellor Arthur Ford, he received his B.A. in history and English in 1937 from the University of Western Ontario and a M.A. in history in 1940 from Cornell University. He joined the Department of External Affairs in 1940 and was Ambassador to Colombia (1957 – 1959), Yugoslavia (1959 – 1961), United Arab Republic (1961 – 1963), and to the USSR (1964 – 1980).
In 1971 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada.
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