Friday, February 20, 2015

Happy Birthday, Ms. Jordan - 79 years

Jordan at Bob Hope's birthday party, 1978.
February 21 marks the 79th birthday of Ms. Jordan.  In honor of the occasion, here's some not-often seen and candid shots of Jordan enjoying herself.  We often think of the public face of Jordan and her serious demeanor and no-nonsense presence.  But she was also a woman who also loved to laugh, had a great sense of humor and was adored by those who knew her intimately. 

Jordan at an event, occasion unknown, ca. 1973-74.
Rep. Barbara Holtzman (who served with Jordan in the
Watergate Hearings) is on the far left. 
Jordan, partner Nancy Earl and unknown student, at Jordan's
Onion Creek home in Austin, ca. 1982.  Jordan and Earl
often threw end-of-semester parties for Jordan's students.

Jordan with unknown student at Jordan's Onion Creek home,
ca. 1981.

1 comment:

  1. I'm just in awe of what Ms. Jordan did during her life, against so many odds. Her clarity of mind inspires me, and seeing the personal images of her at rest or play reminds me to appreciate the fullness of every human being. She may appear superhuman, but she was, very much, human, woman, and real.