Paul Leicester Ford (1865 - 1902) was an American novelist and biographer, born in Brooklyn. He wrote lives of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and others, edited the works of Thomas Jefferson, and wrote a number of novels, which had considerable success, including The Honorable Peter Stirling (1894), Story of an Untold Love, Janice Meredith, Wanted a Matchmaker, and Wanted a Chaperon. He was murdered by his brother, Malcolm Webster Ford, at one time the most famous amateur athlete in the United States, who then committed suicide.
This article incorporates public domain text from: Cousin, John William (1910). A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature London, J.M. Dent & sons; New York, E.P. Dutton.