Biography of Arthur G. Jordan
Jefferson County, IA Biographies





Arthur G. Jordan, who since 1895 has engaged in the practice of law in Fairfield, his native city, was born January 24, 1873, a son of A. S. and Ada M. (Jordan) Jordan, who are still residents of Fairfield where they have long made their home. Their family numbered but two children and the daughter, Nellie E., still resides with her parents.

The only son, Arthur G. Jordan, has spent his entire life in his native city and at the usual age entered the public schools, passing through consecutive grades until he became a high school student. Later he continued his literary course in Parsons College, from which he was graduated with the class of 1893. In preparation for a professional career he spent one year in the law school of the University of Wisconsin and afterward completed his law studies in the office of a Fairfield attorney. Following his admission to the bar in the fall of 1895 he at once entered upon practice here and in the field of his profession has made continuous advancement because of devotion to his clients' interests, his careful and systematic preparation of his cases and the clear and logical manner in which he presents his points of evidence. For two terms he has filled the office of county attorney, entering upon the duties of that position in 1895 for a two years' term. He received public indorsement of his work in reelection whieh continued him in the position through 1902.

The pleasant home life of Mr. Jordan had its foundation in his marriage, in 1904, to Miss Mary Marcy, who was born in Fairfield in 1875 and is a daughter of John and Mary (Whittaker) Marcy, who are still residents of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Jordan have many friends in Fairfield where they have always resided and the hospitality of the best homes is freely accorded them. In politics he has been a republican since age conferred upon him the right of franchise and has been active in the work of the county, serving for four years as chairman of the county central committee. The cause of education also finds in him a stanch champion and he is now acting as a member of the board of trustees of Parsons College. He belongs to the Knights of Pythias fraternity and to the Congregational church and his record has at all times been that of a progressive citizen and honorable man, his influence being ever on the side of right, justice, truth and improvement.

From:
History of Jefferson County, Iowa
A Record of Settlement, Organizatin,
Progress and Achievement Vol II
BY: Charles J. Fulton
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1914


Privacy Policy for OnlineBiographies

NAVIGATION
Jefferson County, IA
Biographies

Online
Biographies

Iowa
Biographies

New York
Histories

New York
Biographies

Maine
Histories

Pennsylvania
Histories

Pennsylvania
Biographies

For all your genealogy needs visit Linkpendium

Family Tree Maker 2012