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Ann Dibble Jordan

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Profession

Category:
CivicMakers
Occupation(s):
Community Leader

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Purple, Red
Favorite Food:
Ice Cream
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
8/13/1934
Birth Location:
Tuskegee, Alabama

Profession

Category:
CivicMakers
Occupation(s):
Community Leader

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Purple, Red
Favorite Food:
Ice Cream
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
8/13/1934
Birth Location:
Tuskegee
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Biography

Corporate executive and social work professor Ann Dibble Jordan was born to a prominent family in Tuskegee, Alabama in 1934. In 1955, Jordan graduated from Vassar College with her B.A. degree, and in 1961, she earned her M.A. degree from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. From 1970 to 1987, Jordan worked as an Associate Professor at the School of Social Service Administration, and from 1970 to 1985, she served as the Director of Social Services of Chicago Lying-in Hospital, a maternity and women's hospital at the University of Chicago Medical Center. From 1986 to 1987, Jordan served as the Director of the Department of Social Services for the University of Chicago Medical Center. In 1986, she married Vernon Jordan, who made history when he helped organize the integration of the University of Georgia in 1961.

From 1981 to 2007, Jordan served as a director of Johnson & Johnson, and from 1989 to 2007, she served on the board of directors of Citigroup as the Field Work Director. In 1990, Jordan became a director of National Health Laboratories, now called LabCorp, and one year later she became a member of the Board of Trustees of the Brookings Institution, a non-profit public policy organization in Washington, D.C. From 1993 to 2007, Jordan served on the board of directors of Automatic Data Processing (ADP), a global provider of integrated computing and business outsourcing.

In 1994, Jordan and her husband organized a Democratic fundraiser that raised $3 million for the Clinton Campaign; one year later, they were recognized as a power couple by Forbes Magazine. In 1996, Jordan co-chaired President Clinton’s Inauguration, becoming the first African American to chair a Presidential Inaugural. The recipient of a 2004 American Woman Award from the Women’s Research & Education Institute, Jordan became a Director of Revlon in March 2009. Currently Jordan and her husband, Vernon, reside in Washington, D.C. and have four adult children.

Ann Dibble Jordan was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on June 26, 2010.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Ann Dibble Jordan's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Ann Dibble Jordan lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Ann Dibble Jordan describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Ann Dibble Jordan talks about her maternal grandfather, Robert Robinson Taylor
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Ann Dibble Jordan describes her maternal family's legacy in Tuskegee, Alabama
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Ann Dibble Jordan describes her father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Ann Dibble Jordan describes her father's career
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Ann Dibble Jordan talks about her parents' relationship
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Ann Dibble Jordan lists her siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Ann Dibble Jordan describes her earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Ann Dibble Jordan recalls her home in Tuskegee, Alabama
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Ann Dibble Jordan remembers her early independence, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Ann Dibble Jordan remembers her early independence, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Ann Dibble Jordan describes her early religious experiences
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Ann Dibble Jordan recalls her childhood activities
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Ann Dibble Jordan remembers visiting relatives during the summers
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Ann Dibble Jordan recalls her maternal uncles
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Ann Dibble Jordan describes the Chambliss Children's House School in Tuskegee, Alabama
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Ann Dibble Jordan recalls the differential treatment of boys and girls
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Ann Dibble Jordan remembers her childhood friends
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Ann Dibble Jordan remembers the Northfield School for Girls in Gill, Massachusetts, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Ann Dibble Jordan describes her activities at the Northfield School for Girls
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Ann Dibble Jordan recalls her academic experiences at the Northfield School for Girls
  • Tape: 2 Story: 12 - Ann Dibble Jordan describes her social life at the Northfield School for Girls
  • Tape: 2 Story: 13 - Ann Dibble Jordan remembers her decision to attend Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York
  • Tape: 2 Story: 14 - Ann Dibble Jordan talks about her experiences at Vassar College
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Ann Dibble Jordan describes the African American community of Tuskegee, Alabama
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Ann Dibble Jordan talks about race relations at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Ann Dibble Jordan recalls studying the sociology of race at Vassar College
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Ann Dibble Jordan reflects upon her early experiences of racial discrimination
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Ann Dibble Jordan talks about the alumnae of Vassar College
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Ann Dibble Jordan remembers the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Ann Dibble Jordan describes her field work in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Ann Dibble Jordan recalls her experiences on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Ann Dibble Jordan talks about her marriage to Mercer Cook
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Ann Dibble Jordan recalls her role as a social worker at the University of Chicago Medical Center
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Ann Dibble Jordan describes her child abuse casework
  • Tape: 3 Story: 12 - Ann Dibble Jordan describes her career at the University of Chicago
  • Tape: 3 Story: 13 - Ann Dibble Jordan reflects upon her experiences at the University of Chicago
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Ann Dibble Jordan remembers receiving support from her family in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Ann Dibble Jordan describes her involvement with Operation PUSH
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Ann Dibble Jordan talks about Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Ann Dibble Jordan recalls Reverend Jesse L. Jackson's role in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Ann Dibble Jordan remembers the campaigns of Chicago Mayor Harold Washington
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Ann Dibble Jordan talks about her divorce
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Ann Dibble Jordan recalls serving on the board of Johnson and Johnson Products
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Ann Dibble Jordan talks about her marriage to Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Ann Dibble Jordan talks about her roles on corporate and charitable boards
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Ann Dibble Jordan talks about her relationship with President Bill Clinton
  • Tape: 4 Story: 11 - Ann Dibble Jordan talks about President Barack Obama's healthcare proposal
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Ann Dibble Jordan reflects upon her hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Ann Dibble Jordan reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Ann Dibble Jordan talks about her family
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Ann Dibble Jordan describes how she would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Ann Dibble Jordan narrates her photographs, pt. 1
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Ann Dibble Jordan narrates her photographs, pt. 2
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Ann Dibble Jordan narrates her photographs, pt. 3