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Encyclopedia > B. Everett Jordan
credited to the United States Senate Historical Office
credited to the United States Senate Historical Office

Benjamin Everett Jordan September 8, 1896 - March 15, 1974 was a Democratic U.S. Senator from the state of North Carolina from 1958 until 1973. He lived most of his life in Alamance County, North Carolina. Image File history File links J000267. ... September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years). ... Year 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar). ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Alamance County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ...


Born in Randolph County, North Carolina, Jordan served overseas in the United States Army during World War I. In the 1920s, he entered the textile business when a uncle asked him to run a recently purchased mill in Saxapahaw, North Carolina. Eventually, Jordan bought the mill and ran it successfully for decades, turning management over to his son, John Jordan, while attending to his duties in the Senate. He became increasingly active in the North Carolina Democratic Party. Randolph County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... The United States Army is the largest branch of the United States armed forces and has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Combatants Allied Powers: Russian Empire France British Empire Italy United States Central Powers: Austria-Hungary German Empire Ottoman Empire Bulgaria Commanders Nicholas II Aleksei Brusilov Georges Clemenceau Joseph Joffre Ferdinand Foch Herbert Henry Asquith Douglas Haig John Jellicoe Victor Emmanuel III Luigi Cadorna Armando Diaz Woodrow Wilson John Pershing Franz... Saxapahaw is a census-designated place located in Alamance County, North Carolina. ... The North Carolina Democratic Party is the North Carolina affiliate of the national Democratic Party. ...


When Senator W. Kerr Scott died in office in 1958, Governor Luther Hodges appointed Jordan to the seat, to which he was elected by the people shortly thereafter. He was re-elected to the Senate in 1960 and 1966. In the latter year, Jordan defeated the Republican John Shallcross, 501,440 (55.6 percent) to 400,502 (44.4 percent). Jordan was unseated in the 1972 Democratic primary by Congressman Nick Galifianakis of Durham. Jordan polled only 44.6 percent in the primary, to 55.5 percent for Galifianakis. At the time, Jordan was 76 and his health was beginning to fail; Jordan died in 1974. Like most southern senators, he was a supporter of segregation. William Kerr Scott (born 17 April 1896 Haw River, North Carolina - died 16 April 1958 Burlington, North Carolina) was the Democratic Governor of North Carolina from 1949 to 1953. ... Categories: People stubs | U.S. Secretaries of Commerce | 1898 births | 1974 deaths | Governors of North Carolina ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Nick Galifianakis (born 22 July 1928) was a Democratic U.S. Congressman from North Carolina between 1967 and 1973. ... Statistics Population: 42,939 (2001) Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: NZ274424 Administration District: City of Durham Shire county: Durham Region: North East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Durham Historic county: Durham Services Police force: County Durham Ambulance service: North East Post office and telephone... The Rex Theatre for Colored People, Leland, Mississippi, June 1937 Racial segregation is creamy jizz of different races in daily life when both are doing equal tasks, such as eating in a restaurant, drinking from a water fountain, using a rest room, attending school, going to the movies, or in...


In a move unusual for a southern senator, Jordan, who had supported the Gulf of Tonkin resolution in 1964, later joined a majority of senators in calling for American forces to be brought home. At this, his senior colleague, Sam Ervin, asked him, "Everett, have you lost your mind?" The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was a 1964 resolution of the U.S. Congress. ... Samuel James Ervin Jr. ...


B. Everett Jordan Lake, in Chatham County, North Carolina, is named for Senator Jordan, as well as the elementary school in Saxapahaw, North Carolina, B. Everett Jordan Elementary School, part of the Alamance-Burlington School System. Jordan Lake is a man-made lake in central North Carolina within the New Hope River Valley, lying mainly within northeastern Chatham County. ... Chatham County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Saxapahaw is a census-designated place located in Alamance County, North Carolina. ... The Alamance-Burlington School System is a school district covering Alamance County and the city of Burlington. ...


External link

  • B. Everett Jordan at Find-A-Grave
Preceded by:
William Kerr Scott
Senators from North Carolina Succeeded by:
Jesse Helms
Served alongside: Sam Ervin

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Jordan Lake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (322 words)
Jordan Lake is a man-made lake and reservoir in central North Carolina within the New Hope River Valley, lying mainly within northeastern Chatham County.
In 1973, the project was renamed to "Jordan Lake" in honor of B.
The Jordan Lake Dam (known also as the B. Everett Jordan Project and the New Hope Dam) is located along the Haw River in the upper Cape Fear River basin, 4 miles (6 km) above the mouth of the Haw River.
Jordan: Map, History and Much More From Answers.com (6759 words)
Jordan is a constitutional monarchy with two legislative houses; the head of state and government is the king, assisted by the prime minister.
Jordan is a Middle Eastern country, bordered by Syria to the north, Iraq to the northeast, Saudi Arabia to the east and south and Israel and West Bank to the west.
Jordan is classified by the World Bank as a "lower middle income country." The per capita GDP was approximately $1,817 (€1,479) for 2003 and 14.5% of the economically active population, on average, was unemployed in 2003.
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