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High-Profile Friends Help Vernon Jordan '57 Celebrate His 75th Birthday

August 19, 2010

Vernon Jordan 2009-Tavis.jpgAugust 19, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — "Bill Clinton's power-broker pal Vernon Jordan celebrated his 75th birthday Monday night with a private party at the Chilmark Tavern," reports the Boston Globe. Jordan, a 1957 graduate of DePauw University, is senior counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and senior managing director of Lazard LLC. He is the former president of the National Urban League.

The column by Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein notes, "Among the guests were Charles Hotel boss Dick Friedman, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Attorney General Eric Holder, Jordan's 12 grandchildren, and about 100 other friends and family ... Clinton, who frequently goes golfing with Jordan on the island, couldn't make it. The former president was in Florida campaigning for Senate candidateBoston Globe Masthead.GIF Kendrick Meek."

Access the item at the Globe's Web site.

Vernon E. Jordan Jr. is an advisory member of DePauw's Board of Trustees and has authored Vernon Can Read!: A Memoir and Make It Plain: Standing Up and Speaking Out. Learn more in this recent story.