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Florene Jordan Bradley

Florene Jordan Bradley, American librarian. Named Magnolia Woman of Year Service and civic clubs, 1963, Citizen of Year, 1968.


  • Bradley, Florene Jordan was born on August 18, 1917 in Magnolia, Arkansas, United States. Daughter of Thomas Scott and Nellie (Nipper) Jordan.

  • Education

    • Degree, Southern State College, Arkansas, 1937. Bachelor, Henderson State Teachers College, 1939. Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Peabody College, 1947.


    • Library., teacher Burdette High School, 1939—1942, Calhoun High School, 1942—1943, Magnolia High School, 1943—1951. Regional library Columbia-Lafayette-Ouachita-Calhoun Regional Library., Mongolia, since 1951. President United Way Columbia County, 1979.

      Secretary City Planning Commission, Columbia County Fair Board.


    The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.


    Through Jesus' death on the cross, and his resurrection, God has broken the power of all that is evil, in the world and in us.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Anyone may appear in hardship and poverty. Never give up in pursuit of happiness and one day you will find yourself in the right place, where God gives the sense of joy and assurances you are looking for.


    Member of American Library Association (member notable books council adult services division 1962-1964), American Association of University Women, Chamber of Commerce (director), Arkansas Library. Association (past president), Southwestern Library. Association (past chairman public library division), Magnolia League of Women Voters, Magnolia Business and Professional Women's Club, Quota Club, Delta Kappa Gamma.


    • Married Steve Bradley, November 23, 1966.
    • father: Thomas Scott Jordan
    • mother: Nellie (Nipper) Jordan
    • spouse: Steve Bradley
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    Born August 18, 1917
    • 1937
      Southern State College
    • 1939
      Henderson State Teachers College
    • 1947
      Peabody College
    • 1942 - 1943
    • 1943 - 1951
    • 1951
      regional library Columbia-Lafayette-Ouachita-Calhoun Regional Library