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Vernon Jordan, Civil Rights Activist With Close Ties to Bill Clinton, Dies at 85

1 month ago   |   By Time

Vernon Jordan, who rose from humble beginnings in the segregated South to become a champion of civil rights before reinventing himself as a Washington insider and corporate influencer, has died, according to a statement from his daughter. He was 85.
“My father passed away last night around 10p surrounded by loved ones his wife and daughter by his side,” Jordan's daughter, Vickee Jordan Adams, said in a statement released Tuesday to CBS News.
After stints as field secretary for the Georgia NAACP and executive director of the United Negro College Fund, he became head of the National Urban...
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Vernon Jordan, activist and former Clinton advisor, dies at 85

Vernon Jordan, activist and former Clinton advisor, dies at 85

1 month ago   |   By Politico

ATLANTA - Vernon Jordan, who rose from humble beginnings in the segregated South to become a champion of civil rights before reinventing himself as a Washington insider and corporate influencer, has died, according to a statement from his daughter. He was 85.
Jordan's daughter, Vickee Jordan Adams, released the statement Tuesday to CBS News.
“My father passed away last night around 10p surrounded by loved ones his wife and daughter by his side,” she said.
After stints as field secretary for the Georgia NAACP and executive director of the United Negro College Fund, he became head of the...
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