Barbara Jordan

Events

Born

2/21/1936

how it all began

Attend Texas Southern University

1955

graduated from Texas Southern University

1956

Graduated from Boston University Law School

1959

Taught politic at Tuskegee Institute

1959

Worked for the Kennedy-Johnson campaign

1960

Ran for the Texas house of Delegates

1962 - 1964

Ran unsuccessfully

Elected over the Texas Senate

March 21, 1967

became the 1st elected official to preside over the Texas Senate

Serve as President protem of the state senate

1972

Died

1996

Of penumonia