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Vernon Jordan (b. 1935)

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Creator:Kirkland, W. Michael
Title:Vernon Jordan (b. 1935)
Date:2005 May 27

Encyclopedia article about Vernon Jordan, a lawyer and presidential adviser, who has been an influential figure in the civil rights movement and in American politics since the early 1960s. Jordan has served as field director for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), executive director of the United Negro College Fund, executive director of the National Urban League, and head of the transition team for U.S. president Bill Clinton. Jordan attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana and later law school at Howard University, in Washington, D.C.

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Subjects:Jordan, Vernon E. (Vernon Eulion), 1935- | African American lawyers--Georgia | African American civil rights workers--Georgia | African American political activists--Georgia | United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.7489954, -84.3879824
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Contributors:New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project)
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