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Lula Ford

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Lula Ford
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Illinois Commerce Commission
Former officeholder
In office
January 21, 2003 - January 21, 2013
Base salary$100,860
Elections and appointments
AppointedJanuary 21, 2003
Appointed byGovernor of Illinois
Term limitsN/A
High schoolColeman High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Master'sNortheastern Illinois University; University of Illinois
Date of birthMarch 11, 1944
Place of birthPine Bluff, Arkansas
Office website
Lula Ford (b. March 11, 1944) is a former member of the Illinois Commerce Commission. Ford, the first black woman to ever serve on the commission, was first appointed to this position in 2003 and served to 2013.[1]


Ford served in the Chicago public school system for nearly 35 years as an elementary school teacher, administrator and principal. She was appointed to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee in 2007, serving until September 30, 2010.[1]


  • Bachelor's degree, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, 1965
  • Master's degree, urban studies, Northeastern (IL) University
  • Master's degree, career education, University of Illinois

Political career

Illinois Commerce Commission (2003-2013)

Ford served as a member of the Illinois Commerce Commission from 2003 to January 21, 2013.[2]



Ford and re-appointed to a second term on the Illinois Commerce Commission in 2008, with her term expiring in January of 2013.[1]


Ford was first appointed to the Illinois Commerce Commission on January 21, 2003 by then-Governor Rod Blagojevich (D).[1]


Ford has a daughter, Charisse. Ford's favorite color is blue and favorite food is shrimp.[3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Illinois Commerce Commission
January 2003-January 2013
Succeeded by
Miguel Del Valle