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Ford, Clinton Banker

Born Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, 1 March 1913

Died Wilton, Connecticut, USA, 23 September 1992

Though trained as a professional, Clinton Banker Ford's career in astronomy was primarily as an amateur astronomer. He completed all requirements for a Ph.D. at Brown University except his dissertation. After his research was interrupted for service in World War II, Ford worked for a period as an applied physicist. However, his success as an investor allowed him to retire from employment at a very early age and pursue variable star astronomy full‐time as a leisure activity. Ford contributed over 60,000 variable star observations to the American Association