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Shirley Drake Jordan

Shirley Drake Jordan, American writer. Recipient award American Legion, 1949, Woman of Year award Beta Sigma Phi, 1975.


  • Jordan, Shirley Drake was born on February 7, 1935 in Overton, Texas, United States. Daughter of Clarence Troy and Ina L. (Brewer) Drake.

  • Education

    • Student, Camden Clark School Nursing. Student, Parkersburg (West Virginia) Business College.


    • Assistant State Farm Insurance Agency. County editor Times Leader Newspaper, Martins Ferry, Ohio, 1964-1965. Office nurse Curtiss Clinic, Chagrin Falls, 1973-1978, Fleming, Blaylock and Higgins Medical Office, Winter Park, Florida, 1980-1981.

      Office representative State Farm Insurance, J. Jordan Agency, St. Augustine, 1981-1992.


    • Author column Here's To You Kids for Salem, Illinois newspaper, 1947-1949. Contributor articles, poems to magazines and anthologies. Featured poet Barnes and Noble bookstore.


    President Junior Women's Club, Grayville, Illinois, 1961-1962. Co-director annual event St. Augustine Writers Conference. Member American Poetry Association, Marsh Creek Women's Association (president since 1991), American Business Women's Association (vice president, State Bulletin award 1983), St. Augustine Scriveners Society (founding member), National League American Pen Women, Marsh Creek Country Club (board directors 1992-1994).



    Creative writing.


    • Married Joseph Robert Jordan, March 21, 1952. Children: Sherrill Patrice Jordan Colarusso, Martin Drake, Jordan.
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    Born February 7, 1935
    • 1964 - 1965
      county editor Times Leader, Newspaper
      Martins Ferry, Ohio, United States
    • 1973 - 1978
      office nurse Curtiss Clinic
      Chagrin Falls, Ohio, United States
    • 1980 - 1981
      office nurse Curtiss Clinic
      Fleming, Ohio, United States
    • 1981 - 1992
      office representative State Farm Insurance