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Barbara Jordan

Barbara JordanAKA Barbara Charline Jordan

Born: 21-Feb-1936
Birthplace: Houston, TX
Died: 17-Jan-1996
Location of death: Austin, TX [1]
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Buried, Texas State Cemetery, Austin, TX

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Lesbian
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Gave 1976 Democratic keynote speech

[1] Austin Diagnostic Medical Center, Austin, TX.

Father: Ben Jordan
Mother: Arlyne Jordan
Girlfriend: Nancy Earl (cohabited 20 years)

    High School: Phyllis Wheately High School, Houston, TX (1952)
BA, Political Science, Texas Southern University (1956)
    Law School: LLB, Boston University (1959)
    Professor: University of Texas at Austin (1979-82)

    US Congressman, Texas 18th (1973-79)
    Texas State Senate (1967-73)
    People for the American Way Co-Founder
    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
    Massachusetts Bar Association 1959
    State Bar of Texas 1959
    National Women's Hall of Fame 1990
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1994
    Spingarn Medal 1992
    Time Person of the Year 1975, American Women
    Risk Factors: Multiple Sclerosis

Author of books:
Barbara Jordan, A Self Portrait (1979)

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