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London's Times: Vernon Jordan '57 "A Leading Light in the US Civil Rights Movement"

December 4, 2007

December 4, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - "One other employee at Lazard already holds the senior managing director title -- Vernon Jordan, a lawyer who was renowned as a leading light in the U.S. civil rights movement," reports the Times of London today. The story details the announcement that Rodrigo de Rato, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, will join Lazard LLC in February as senior managing director of investment banking.

Access the item at the Times' Web site.

Vernon Jordan, a 1957 graduate of DePauw University, is the former president of the National Urban League and served as an adviser to Presidents Clinton and Carter. One week ago, he was Vernon Jordan After.jpginducted into the Washington, D.C. Business Hall of Fame. Jordan's other honors include the Spingarn Medal, NAACP's highest honor for achievement, and the Trumpet Award.

An advisory member of DePauw's Board of Trustees, Jordan has twice served as DePauw's commencement speaker, and marked the release of his memoir, Vernon Can Read!, with a speech on October 27, 2001, in which he spoke of his days as a student in Greencastle.

Vernon Jordan was among the presenters at DePauw Discourse 2005, and more recently addressed his 50th reunion class at DePauw in June.