(1895 – 1986)
John B. Jordan’s life of ninety years began in Newnan, Georgia, on May 24, 1895. Mr. Jordan gave 40 years of his life as service to the citizens of Conecuh County, Alabama, as an Extension Agent.
He received his early education in the public schools of Newnan, Georgia, and then for his postsecondary education, he attended Tuskegee Institute and Hampton Institute.
On July 1, 1925, Mr. Jordan was employed as a county agent in Conecuh County. He was known as a very practical county agent who strove to help those farmers and families who were in his care. He had a great love for his work and the people of Conecuh County. He was instrumental in getting small farmers to grow strawberries at a time when they needed a new crop for cash.
A special memory Conecuh Countians have of John B. Jordan is that he loved to sing at group meetings. He was often called on to lead songs at statewide agent meetings.
Mr. Jordan retired on May 31, 1965. He will be remembered for his 40 years of dedicated service in Conecuh County and for the improvement in 4-H club work, agriculture, and community development.
Among John B. Jordan’s survivors is one daughter.
In tribute to the many years of service which he gave to the people of Conecuh County, we are proud to inscribe the name John B. Jordan on the dedicatory plaque of the Extension Memorial Chapel.
Chapel Plaque Inscription Number: 213