John Jordan Jr., founding member of Jordan Price, recently passed away after a long illness. He was 95.
In 1951, Mr. Jordan opened a one room office on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh, that evolved over the years into the firm of Jordan Price Wall Gray Jones & Carlton, PLLC. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Jordan participated actively in the political arena, serving in the State Senate for three regular sessions and one special session in 1959, 1961 and 1963, and running as a candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 1964. Mr. Jordan was dedicated to higher education, and served as trustee of what was known as the Consolidated University of North Carolina. When the university system expanded in the early 1970s, Mr. Jordan was appointed to the new UNC Board of Governors. He sat on that board for 24 years, serving two terms as chairman in the early 1980s. Although Mr. Jordan retired from the legal practice several years ago, he remained committed to the firm, regularly attending firm functions while his health allowed. We thank him for his years of leadership and dedicated service.