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Vernon Eulion Jordan, American Lawyer, former association official. Bar: Georgia 1960, Arkansas 1964. Fellow 2Met. Applied Research Center, 1968; Fellow Harvard Institute Politics, 1969; recipient Alexis de Tocqueville award United Way American, 1977.


Jordan,, Vernon Eulion was born on August 15, 1935 in Atlanta. Son of Vernon Eulion and Mary (Griggs) Jordan.


Bachelor, DePauw University, 1957. Juris Doctor, Howard University, 1960. Degree (honorary), DePauw University.

Degree (honorary), Howard University. Degree (honorary), Boston College. Degree (honorary), Brandeis University.

Degree (honorary), City University of New York. Degree (honorary), University Illinois. Degree (honorary), Duke University.

Degree (honorary), University Massachusetts. Degree (honorary), New York University. Degree (honorary), Princeton University.

Degree (honorary), Tulane University. Degree (honorary), Rutgers University. Degree (honorary), Yale University.

Degree (honorary), Notre Dame University. Degree (honorary), Harvard University. Degree (honorary), Bloomfield College.

Degree (honorary), Morris Brown College. Degree (honorary), Wilberforce University.


Practice law, Atlanta, 1960-1961;practice law, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, 1964-1965;Georgia field director, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1961-1963;director, Voter Education Project Southern Regional Council, 1964-1968;attorney, Office of Economic Opportunity, Atlanta, 1969;executive director, United Negro College Fund, New York City, 1970-1971;president, National Urban League, 1972-1981;senior partner firm, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP, Washington. Director American Express Company, Bankers Trust Company, Bankers Trust New York Corporation, Callaway Golf Company, Chancellor Media Corporation, Dow Jones & Company, Union Carbide Corporation, J.C. Penney Company, Inc., Xerox Corporation, Revlon, Inc., Ryder System, Inc., Sara Lee Corp. Frequent guest on major national television programs including Meet The Press, Face the Nation.

Chairman Clinton Presidential Transition Board. Appointed to President's advising committee Points of Light Initiative Foundation, 1989.


The Gospel shows the manner and the necessary work to be done, by which salvation can be achieved. This is human responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community living.


Church should build bridges with political institutions through organizing ecumenical delegations to the party conferences.


Every member of a Christian Church should be delicate to other people and use appropriate language while communicating with others.


Member National Advisory Commission on Selective Services, 1966-1967, American Revolution Bi-Centennial Commission, since 1972, Presidential Clemency Board, 1974. Advisory council Social Security, 1974. Trustee Ford Foundation, Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation, Urban Institute (life), Howard University.

Member steering committee Bilderberg Meetings. Member Council on Foreign Relations. Advisory trustee DePauw University, board directors National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

Honorary member Ralph Bunche Institute on the United Nations. Member African Methodist Episcopal Church. Member of American Bar Association, American Law Institute, Council Foreign Relations, National Bar Association, Georgia State Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Arkansas State Bar Association, Century Association, National Conference Black Lawyers, University Club, Board Room.


Married Shirley M. Yarbrough, December 13, 1958 (deceased December 29, 1985). 1 child, Vickee; Married Ann Dibble Cook, November 22, 1986.