Is Vernon Jordan married? Yes, he is. His wife’s name is Ann Dibble Jordan (born in 1934) whom he married in 1986. This means that the couple has already enjoyed over three decades of their conjugal life. Ann Dibble isn’t the first wife of Jordan as he was previously married to Shirley (née Yarbrough). His first wife died in 1985. With his first wife, he is a father to a daughter named Vickee Jordan Adams, who is best known for contributing media relations for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.
Jordan is now the grandfather of nine grandchildren. Two of them are from his first wife’s side and rest from his three children from his second wife’s side named Janice, Mercer, and Toni. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Jordan:
Who is Vernon Jordan?
Born as Vernon Eulion Jordan Jr., he landed the planet on August 15, 1935, which makes his age be 85 years old as of 2020. By profession, he is an American business executive who is widely recognized for serving as a civil rights activist. He was chosen as a close advisor by President Bill Clinton as he is popular for being a leading figure in the Civil Rights Movement. He is considered for being one of the influential figures in American politics.
Early Life and Education
Jordan was born in 1935 and his place of birth is in Atlanta, Georgia, the United States of America. Talking about his family background, he was born to the parents named Vernon E. Jordan Sr. (father) and Mary Jordan (mother). He is blessed with a brother named Windsor and a cousin named James Shaw who is a musician by profession.
Jordan spent his early life mostly in Atlanta’s segregated society with his family. Regarding his education and academic achievements, he went to David Tobias Howard High School from where he received his graduation. Because of his race, he got rejected for a summer intern’s job with an insurance company. He started working as a chauffeur to former city mayor Robert Maddox and later in a bank.
For his higher education, he attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana from where he obtained his graduation in 1957. He was only a black student in the class at DePauw among 400 students and faced several difficulties which he discussed in an interview with Robert Penn Warren. In 1960, he received his J.D. degree by being enrolled at Howard University School of Law.
Career and Professional Life
In order to contribute as a civil rights activist, he joined the law office of Donald L. Hollowell after returning back to Atlanta. He left his private law practice and started getting involved in activism in the field. He worked for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People as the Georgia field director. After that, he made himself move to the Southern Regional Council and finally to the Voter Education Project.
He turned as executive director for the philanthropic organization, the United Negro College Fund in 1970. From 1971 to 1981, he worked as the president of the National Urban League for a decade. After resigning from the National Urban League, he started working as legal counsel with Washington, D.C.
He appeared into the limelight after turning as part of Bill Clinton’s transition team. He is a friend as well as a political advisor to Bill Clinton. He was also invited for an interview by CBS news show 60 Minutes. He is most noted for his amazing role in the Clinton–Lewinsky scandal.
Vernon Jordan is married to Ann Dibble Jordan since 1986. Before her, he was married to Shirley Yarbrough who died in 1985. He is now a father to four children and a grandfather to nine kids. He was attempted to be murdered by Joseph Paul Franklin on May 29, 1980, where he was shot and seriously wounded. Initially, Franklin was acquitted as the police thought that the incident might have occurred in a domestic incident related to Coleman’s life. However, Franklin accepted the commitment of crime after being guilt in another murder case.
Vernon Jordan stands at a perfect height above 5 feet and 5 inches. He seems to be following a healthy lifestyle and must be living with a healthy diet plan and workout routines.
Salary and Net worth
American lawyer and civil rights activist, Vernon Jordan has an estimated net worth of 12.5 million USD. He has been in the industry for the past many decades through Jordan has amassed both fame and popularity. He was awarded the Barnard Medal of Distinction which is the highest honor from Barnard College in 1983. His memoir called Vernon Can Read! (2001) was able to the Best Nonfiction Book for 2001 and an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in the following year.
Wiki and Facts
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