Doug Ford

Birth Name: Douglas Bruce Ford, Jr.

Place of Birth: Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: November 20, 1964

Ethnicity: English, Irish, Scottish, small amount of German, distant Dutch and French/French Huguenot

Doug Ford, also known as Doug Ford, Jr., is a Canadian businessperson and politician. He has been Premier of Ontario, and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, both since June 29, 2018. He has also been Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, since March 10, 2018, and a Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament, since June 7, 2018. He was previously a Toronto City Councillor, from December 1, 2010 to November 30, 2014.

Doug is the son of Ruth Diane (Campbell) and Doug Ford (Douglas Bruce Ford), a businessperson and politician, who was an Ontario MPP, from June 8, 1995 to June 3, 1999. His brother was politician Rob Ford, who was Mayor of Toronto, from December 1, 2010 to November 30, 2014. His nephew is politician Michael Ford.

Doug is married to Karla Middlebrook, with whom he has four children. Karla’s mother is from the Ukrainian immigrant Arenowicz family.

Doug’s paternal grandparents were English immigrants. On his mother’s side, he has deep roots in Canada, to the 1790s, and the United States, to the early 1600s.

Doug’s paternal grandfather was Ernest Ford (the son of Sidney Ford and Letitia Retta Smart). Ernest was born in Warwickshire, England.

Doug’s paternal grandmother was Celia Eliza McNicol (the daughter of John McNicol and Jennie Isobel/Isabel Middleton). Celia was born in England, and was of at least half Irish descent.

Doug’s maternal grandfather was Clarence Robert Campbell (the son of William George Campbell and Ethel Gertrude Bongard). Clarence was born in Toronto, Ontario. William was born in Toronto, the son of Septimus Robert Campbell and Elizabeth Ann Bowring/Bowering, who were from London, England. Ethel was the daughter of Conrad Thomas Bongard III and Jane Elizabeth Tewksbury.

Doug’s maternal grandmother was Mable Kathleen Roberts (the daughter of Thomas Roberts and Katherine Boyd). Katherine was Irish.

Sources: Genealogy of Doug Ford, Jr. –

Genealogy of Doug Ford, Jr. (focusing on his mother’s side) –

2 Responses

  1. follers says:

    Ethnic, is there a picture, please?

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