Jordan, B. Everett (Benjamin Everett)

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Textile manufacturer, politician, and United States Senator from North Caroina (1958-1972).

From the description of Benjamin Everett Jordan papers, 1936-1974 and undated, (bulk 1958-1972). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 25149903

  • 1896, Sept. 8: Born, Ramseur, Randolph County, N. C., son of the Rev. Henry Harrison and Annie Elizabeth Sellers Jordan
  • 1914 - 1915 : Attended Trinity College (now Duke University), Durham, N.C.
  • 1918 - 1919 : Served with U.S. Army Tank Corps
  • 1919: Served with U.S. Army occupation forces in Germany
  • 1920s: Worked in textile mills in Gastonia, N.C., rising to position of superintendent after four years
  • 1924: Married Katherine McLean of Gastonia
  • 1927: Organized Sellers Manufacturing Company at Saxapahaw, N.C., serving thereafter as Secretary-Treasurer and General Manager, and also as an officer in several other textile manufacturing companies
  • 1936: Worked for the successful gubernatorial campaign of Clyde R. Hoey
  • 1948: Worked for the successful gubernatorial campaign of W. Kerr Scott
  • 1949 - 1951 : Chairman of the North Carolina State Democratic Executive Committee
  • 1954 - 1958 : Served as Democratic National Committeeman from North Carolina
  • 1955: Named Alamance County Man of the Year
  • 1958, Apr. 19: Appointed by Governor Luther Hodges to United States Senate seat left vacant by the death of Senator W. Kerr Scott
  • 1958, Nov.: Elected to U.S. Senate for remainder of Scott's term
  • 1958 - 1963 : Member of Senate Post Office and Civil Service Committee
  • 1958 - 1972 : Member of Senate Public Works Committee
  • 1959 - 1972 : Member of Senate Agriculture and Forestry Committee
  • 1959 - 1972 : Member of Senate Rules and Administration Committee, serving as Chairman 1963-1972
  • 1960: Re-elected to Senate for full six-year term, defeating Republican Kyle Hayes
  • 1960: Awarded honorary LL.D. degree by Elon College
  • 1962 - 1972 : Member of Joint Committee on the Library of Congress, serving alternately as Vice-Chairman and Chairman 1963-1972
  • 1963 - 1972 : Member of Joint Committee on Printing, serving alternately as Chairman and Vice-Chairman, 1970-1972
  • 1963: Member of North Carolina Tercentenary Celebration Commission
  • 1963 - 1965 : As Chairman of the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, chaired the televised hearings investigating the financial dealings of former Senate staff member Robert G. (Bobby) Baker and associates
  • 1964 - 1965 : Chairman of Joint Congressional Committee on the Inaugural and master of ceremonies at inauguration of Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 1964 - 1972 : Member of Library of Congress Trust Fund Board
  • 1966: Re-elected to the Senate, defeating Republican John Shallcross
  • 1972, June: Defeated in Democratic primary runoff election by Congressman Nick Galifinakis
  • 1973, Jan.: Left office and retired to Saxapahaw
  • 1974, Mar. 16: Died, Saxapahaw, N.C., age 77

From the guide to the Benjamin Everett Jordan Papers, 1896-1974 and undated, (Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Sellers Manufacturing Company. Sellers Manufacturing Company records, 1927-1994 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Research Triangle Foundation Records, 1955-1999 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Boswell, Martha Gash. Papers, 1940-1969 (bulk 1940-1941). North Carolina Division of Archives & Hist
referencedIn Cochrane, William McWhorter, 1917-. William McWhorter Cochrane papers, 1862-2002 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Papers, 1941-1995 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Kilpatrick, James Jackson, 1920-2010. James J. Kilpatrick papers [manuscript], 1925-1966 (bulk 1950-1966). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Jordan, B. Everett (Benjamin Everett). B. Everett Jordan : commercials, 1972. University of Oklahoma, Political Community Archives
referencedIn Biographical Reference Collection, ., 1972 - 2004 University Archives, Duke University.
referencedIn Basil Lee Whitener Papers, 1889-1968 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn McCauley, Edward J. (Edward Johnson), 1926-2003. Edward J. McCauley photographic materials, 1949-1974. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Jordan, B. Everett (Benjamin Everett), 1896-1974. Benjamin Everett Jordan papers, 1936-1974 and undated, (bulk 1958-1972). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Hugh Morton Photographs and Films,  , late 1920s-2006, (bulk 1940s-1990s) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. North Carolina Collection.
creatorOf JORDAN, EVE. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn News Service Biographical Files, ., circa 1930s - 2004 University Archives, Duke University.
referencedIn Gillette, George W. George Gillette papers, 1940-1971. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Cannon Mills Records, 1836-1983 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn William McWhorter Cochrane Papers, 1862-2002 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Smith, Henry Brower, 1917-. Henry Brower Smith papers, 1970-1972 [manuscript]. North Carolina State University, NCSU Libraries
referencedIn Henry Brower Smith Papers, 1970-1972 Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Edwin Gilbert Thurlow Papers, circa 1930-1974 Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Cocke, William Johnston, 1904-. Papers, 1682-1977 (bulk 1900-1960). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Benjamin Everett Jordan Papers, 1896-1974 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Thurlow, E. G. (Edwin Gilbert), 1909-1997. Edwin Gilbert Thurlow papers, circa 1930-1974 [manuscript] North Carolina State University, NCSU Libraries
referencedIn Morton, Hugh M. Hugh Morton photographs and films: People and events, late 1920s-early 2000s (bulk 1940s-1990s) (Series 2). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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associatedWith Asheville-Buncombe Technical Institute corporateBody
associatedWith Beaver Creek Head Start Program (Fayetteville, N.C.) corporateBody
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associatedWith Whitener, Basil Lee, 1915- person
associatedWith Wilson County Technical Institute corporateBody
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New Hope Dam (N.C.)
North Carolina
United States
B. Everett Jordan Lake (N.C.)
Middle East
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Agricultural laws and legislation
Social security
Water resources development
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
School integration
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Public health
Television advertising
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Birth 1896-09-08

Death 1974-03-15

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