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Shirley Drake Jordan, American Writer. Avocation: creative writing. F C. Recipient award American Legion, 1949, Woman of Year award Beta Sigma Phi, 1975.

Background

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.

Career

Assistant, State Farm Insurance Agency county editor, Times Leader Newspaper, Martins Ferry, Ohio., 1964-1965; office nurse, Curtiss Clinic, Chagrin Falls, Ohio., 1973-1978; office nurse, Fleming, Blaylock and Higgins Medical Office, Winter Park, Florida, 1980-1981; office representative, State Farm Insurance, J. Jordan Agency, St. Augustine, Florida, 1981-1992; retired.

Achievements

  • Avocation: creative writing. F C.

Works

  • Other Work

    • 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.

Membership

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).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Creative writing.

Connections

Married Joseph Robert Jordan, March 21, 1952. Children: Sherrill Patrice Jordan Colarusso, Martin Drake, Jordan.

father:
Clarence Troy Drake

mother:
Ina L. (Brewer) Drake

spouse:
Joseph Robert Jordan

children:
Jordan

Sherrill Patrice Jordan Colarusso Jordan

Martin Drake Jordan