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Barbara Jordan

Barbara Jordan
Full Name: Barbara Charline Jordan
Birth date: February 21, 1936
Death date: January 17, 1996

Terms of Service

(1) 60th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/11/1967, p. 19. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Photo and election to Texas Legislature, p. 110. Austin Lawyers: A Legacy of Leadership and Service 2005.
  • JORDAN, Barbara Charline (1936-1996). Representative, TX. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present .
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 166-167, 199. Black Women in Texas History 2008.
  • Relatives: Barbara Jordan - great-granddaughter, Edward Patton - great-grandfather. Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999 2000.
  • Photo and biographical sketch, Barbara Charline Jordan, pp. 145-151. First black state senator since 1883, first African American woman in Texas legislature, first black woman from southern state and first black Texan in Congress. Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999 2000.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 65-69. Extraordinary Texas Women 2008.
  • Press release, Barbara Jordan appointed special counselor to the Governor, 12/5/1990. Governor Ann W. Richards .
  • JORDAN, BARBARA CHARLINE (1936-1996). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Legislative Project includes tape-recorded interviews, Oral History Collection, University of North Texas .
  • Photos and biographical sketch. Profiles in Power: Twentieth-Century Texans in Washington 2004.
  • Civil rights involvement and legislative career discussed in Merlene Pitre, "Texas and the Master Civil Rights Narrative: A Case Study of Black Females in Houston," October 2012, pp. 125-137. Southwestern Historical Quarterly .
  • Jordan, Barbara Charline. Texas State Cemetery .
  • Biographical sketch, "Barbara Jordan: The Paradox of Black Female Ambition." Texas Women: Their Histories, Their Lives 2015.
  • Barbara Jordan's Democratic Convention keynote address, New York, New York, July 13, 1992, Change: from what to what? Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin .
  • Frances Tarlton 'Sissy' Farenthold: A Noble Citizen, April 23-24, 2015, conference program, photo of Sissy Farenthold and Barbara Jordan. Presented by the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, School of Law, The University of Texas at Austin .
  • Barbara Jordan's Democratic Convention keynote address, New York, New York, July 12, 1976, Who then will speak for the common good? Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin .
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Women of the Texas Senate 2017.
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