Vernon Jordan

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Birthday
15, 1935
Birthplace
Georgia
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
15, 1935 (age 84)
Birthplace
Georgia

About

After working with fellow civil rights activist Donald L. Hollowell on a lawsuit against the University of Georgia for the institution's racially discriminatory admissions policies, this attorney held executive positions with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the National Urban League, and the United Negro College Fund.

Before Fame

After graduating from Indiana's DePauw University, he earned a J.D. from the Howard University School of Law.

Trivia

He survived a 1980 murder attempt in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In 1996, serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin confessed that he had shot Jordan.

Family Life

His first marriage, to Shirley Yarbrough, resulted in a daughter named Vickee. Following his first wife's death, he married Revlon executive Ann Dibble Jordan.

Associated With

During the early 1990s, he was an adviser to President Bill Clinton.