**Walter Burton Ford** (May 18, 1874 in Oneonta, New York – February 24, 1971 in Seneca County, New York) was an American mathematician working in analysis.

He earned his PhD in 1905 from Harvard under the direction of Maxime Bôcher. Ford was a mathematics professor at the University of Michigan and played a significant role in mathematics education in the US by writing a series of textbooks that were widely used in secondary schools. He served as president of the Mathematical Association of America in 1927–1928.

## References

- Newsom, C. V. (1971), "Walter Burton Ford",
*The American Mathematical Monthly*,**78**: 1094–1097, doi:10.2307/2316311, ISSN 0002-9890, JSTOR 2316311, 0294078 - Walter Burton Ford at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Walter Burton Ford Mathematical Association of America