Vernon Jordan

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Vernon Jordan
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Jordan in 2019
Vernon Eulion Jordan Jr.

(1935-08-15)August 15, 1935
DiedMarch 1, 2021(2021-03-01) (aged 85)
EducationDePauw University (BA)
Howard University (JD)
OccupationAttorney, business executive and civil rights activist
Years active1960–2021
Spouse(s)Shirley Yarbrough (died 1985)
Ann Dibble (m. 1986)
Children1 daughter (with Yarbrough)

Vernon Eulion Jordan Jr. (August 15, 1935 – March 1, 2021) was an American businessman and civil rights activist. He worked for many Civil Rights Movement organizations. He was a presidential adviser to President Bill Clinton.

Jordan died at his home in Washington, D.C. on March 1, 2021 at the age of 85.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Gangel, Jamie; Merica, Dan; Malveaux, Suzanne; Stracqualursi, Veronica (March 2, 2021). "Vernon Jordan, civil rights leader and close ally of Bill Clinton, dies". CNN. Retrieved March 2, 2021.
  2. Lewis, Neil A. (March 2, 2021). "Vernon Jordan, Civil Rights Leader and D.C. Power Broker, Dies at 85". The New York Times. Retrieved March 2, 2021.