Henry Jordan

Henry Wendell Jordan (January 26, 1935 – February 21, 1977) was an American football defensive tackle for the Cleveland Browns and Green Bay Packers during his thirteen-year National Football League (NFL) career. He played in the NFL from 1957 to 1969 and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.[1]

Henry Jordan
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Jordan (far right) with the Packers in Super Bowl I
No. 74
Position:Defensive Tackle
Personal information
Born:January 26, 1935
Emporia, Virginia
Died:February 21, 1977 (aged 42)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school:Warwick
(Newport News, Virginia)
College:University of Virginia Cavaliers
NFL Draft:1957 / Round: 5 / Pick: 52
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:163
Player stats at NFL.com

Early years

Born in Emporia, Virginia, Jordan graduated in 1953 from Warwick High School, Newport News,VA in 1953. He played college football at the University of Virginia, where he was the captain of the football team as a senior. Jordan was also an All-American wrestler, the ACC champion and NCAA runner-up in 1957.[2] He was a member of the Beta Chapter of Sigma Nu fraternity at UVA.

NFL career

Jordan was selected in the fifth round of the 1957 NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns, who traded him two years later to the Green Bay Packers in Vince Lombardi's first season for a fourth round draft choice. At Green Bay, Jordan was elected to four Pro Bowls (1960, 1961, 1963, and 1966), and he was the Pro Bowl MVP in 1961. Jordan was All-NFL seven times, and he was a defensive leader on a Green Bay Packers team that won five of six NFL title games in eight seasons and won the first two Super Bowls.

A tenacious competitor on the field, Jordan was the vibrant and jovial wit among Lombardi's Packers, and was highly regarded by his teammates.[3][4][5][6][7] Highly quotable, his outgoing personality put him in demand as an after-dinner speaker.[1][4][6]

Most notably: “Lombardi treats us all the same, like dogs.”

After football

Jordan retired at age 35 in February 1970, after an injury-filled 1969 season. In 1970, Jordan relocated south to Milwaukee to create and oversee Summerfest.[8]

In 1974, Jordan was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.

In 1975, Jordan was inducted into the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame.

In 1977, seven years after leaving Green Bay, Jordan died at age 42 of a heart attack after jogging on February 21, 1977.

Jordan's funeral was held in the Zion Episcopal Church in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, and he is buried in La Belle Cemetery.[9]

He is survived by his wife Olive, and three children: Henry Jr., Theresa, and Suzanne.[1][10]

In 1995, Henry Jordan was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

He was represented in the coin toss ceremony at Super Bowl XXIX by former teammate Ray Nitschke, who was also named to the NFL's 75th Anniversary team. The ceremony brought together former NFL stars of the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, with surviving members of that year's Hall of Fame class representing the latter decade (one of them, then-Congressman Steve Largent flipped the coin on their behalf).

In 2000, the Warwick High School athletics field (Newport News, VA) was named in his honor.

In May 2009, he was named to the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame, which honors athletes, coaches and administrators who contributed to sports in southeastern Virginia.


  1. ^ a b c Lea, Bud (January 30, 1995). "Fun-loving Jordan deserved Hall niche". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 6B.
  2. ^ "Seven Virginia Cavaliers Selected to the Atlantic Coast Conference 50th Anniversary Wrestling Team". University of Virginia Athletics. August 15, 2002. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
  3. ^ Hofmann, Dale (February 22, 1977). "Jordan's death real shocker". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 1, part 2.
  4. ^ a b Lea, Bud (February 22, 1977). "Henry Jordan looked at the light side". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 1, part 2.
  5. ^ "Henry Jordan is dead of apparent heart attack". Argus Press. Owosso, Michigan. Associated Press. February 22, 1977. p. 16.
  6. ^ a b "All-pro Henry Jordan dies". Ellensburg Daily Record. Washington. UPI. February 22, 1977. p. 6.
  7. ^ Johnson, Chuck (April 2, 1961). "Praise from teammate". Milwaukee Journal. p. 3, sports.
  8. ^ "Packers lose Henry Jordan". Pittsburgh Press. UPI. February 3, 1970. p. 31.
  9. ^ "Funeral of Henry Jordan". Baltimore Sun. February 24, 1977.
  10. ^ "Rites today for Jordan". Milwaukee Sentinel. February 23, 1977. p. 2, part 2.

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1959 Green Bay Packers season

The 1959 Green Bay Packers season was their 41st season overall and their 39th season in the National Football League and 41st overall. The club posted a 7–5 record in the 1959 season under first-year coach Vince Lombardi to earn a third-place finish in the Western Conference.

It was the Packers' first winning season in a dozen years, the last was a 6–5–1 mark in 1947. Green Bay had just one victory during the previous season in 1958 with the worst record in the 12-team league, and were 3–9 in 1957, tied for worst.

1962 All-Pro Team

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1962 Green Bay Packers season

The 1962 Green Bay Packers season was their 44th season overall and their 42nd season in the National Football League. The club posted a 13–1 record under coach Vince Lombardi, earning them a first-place finish in the Western Conference. The Packers ended the season by defeating the New York Giants 16–7 in the NFL Championship Game, the Packers second consecutive defeat of the Giants in the championship game. This marked the Packers' eighth NFL World Championship.

In 2007, ESPN.com ranked the 1962 Packers as the fifth-greatest defense in NFL history, noting, "The great 1962 Packers had a rock-solid defense front to back, with five Hall of Famers: defensive linemen Willie Davis and Henry Jordan, linebacker Ray Nitschke, cornerback Herb Adderley, and safety Willie Wood. (They also had 1962 All-Pro linebackers Dan Currie and Bill Forester.) Green Bay gave up just 10.8 points per game, shutting out opponents three times. The Packers held opposing QBs to a 43.5 rating, due, in part, to Wood's league-leading nine interceptions. The Packers' defense allowed the Giants 291 yards in the NFL championship game, but held the Giants offense scoreless as the Packers won, 16–7 (New York scored on a blocked punt)."

The Packers' +267 point differential (points scored vs. points against) in 1962 is the best total of any NFL team in the 1960s. Cold Hard Football Facts says that the 1962 Packers "may have been the best rushing team in the history of football. And that team etched in historic stone the image of Lombardi's three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust Packers that is still so powerful today."

1962 Pro Bowl

The 1962 Pro Bowl was the National Football League's twelfth annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1961 season. The game was played on January 14, 1962, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California in front of 57,409 fans.The coaches were Norm Van Brocklin of the Minnesota Vikings for the West and Allie Sherman of the New York Giants for the East. This Pro Bowl is considered one of the best, most-competitive games in history. After a Jim Brown fumble in the fourth quarter, Johnny Unitas drove the West to the East's 12-yard line. On the final play of the game, Unitas found halfback Jon Arnett alone in the end zone for the game-tying touchdown. The West kicked the winning point-after with time expired, making the final score 31-30.Cleveland Browns fullback Jim Brown was voted the game's outstanding back and Henry Jordan of the Green Bay Packers was the selected as the lineman of the game.Detroit Lions linebacker Joe Schmidt had his helmet wired for sound and to measure the shock of tackles in conjunction with a study by Northwestern University to help establish performance standards for headgear. The safety study was considered quite remarkable in that day and the specially adapted helmet cost $5,000.

1964 All-Pro Team

The following is a list of players that were named to the Associated Press All-Pro Team in the NFL in 1964. Players from the first and second teams are listed, with players from the first team in bold, where applicable.

1986 United States Senate election in South Carolina

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1988 United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina

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Bob Monnett

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Electoral district of South Brisbane

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South Brisbane is Queensland's oldest electorate, having been the only one of the original 16 districts to have been contested at every election. South Brisbane has generally been considered a safe seat for the Labor Party since 1915. It has only been lost by the party on three occasions: the Country and Progressive National Party's 1929 landslide victory; after the 1957 Labor split, when sitting member and Premier Vince Gair quit the party to form the Queensland Labor Party; and finally in 1974, at the height of the Bjelke-Petersen government's popularity. Anna Bligh, the former Premier of Queensland held the seat from 1995 until her resignation in 2012 after Labor's defeat at the 2012 state election on 24 March. Labor Deputy Premier Jackie Trad is the current member.

Henry Jordan (cricketer)

Henry Guy Bowen Jordan (10 June 1898 – 5 October 1981) was an English officer in the Indian Army and a cricketer who played first-class cricket for Derbyshire in 1926.

Jordan was born in Fairfield, Derbyshire and was educated at Marlborough College where he played cricket in the 1st XI from 1914 to 1916. He played one match for Derbyshire in the 1926 season, a County Championship match against Essex. He was a right-handed batsman and failed to score in either innings the match.Jordan was commissioned a temporary second lieutenant in the Reserve Regiment of Cavalry 29 June 1917. He was transferred to the General List for service with the Indian Army (on probation) on 6 November 1918 as a second lieutenant with seniority 29 June 1917. On 26 January 1919 he was attached to the 32nd Lancers on probation. He was appointed quartermaster 16 May 1919, then Adjutant 28 September 1919.

He received a permanent commission as a second lieutenant with amended seniority as of 29 March 1918 and Lieutenant 29 March 1919 into the Indian Army 12 January 1920. He would later have his seniority as a second lieutenant restored to 29 June 1917.

For most of 1921 he was attached to the Cavalry School at Saugor in India, then he was then permanently posted to the 3rd Cavalry from 1 September 1921 and was promoted Captain 13 February 1923. He was appointed Adjutant of the Northern Bengal Mounted Rifles, Auxiliary Force, India from 30 June 1929 to 30 September 1932. He was transferred to the Special Unemployed List in November 1935.He was recalled for service with the Indian Army during World War Two in India, initially as the Station Staff Officer, Jhansi, later on the staff and by 1945 with the Army Remount Department. He was promoted major on 3 September 1939 with seniority of 16 December 1938.After retiring from the Indian Army on 9 August 1947 a major, he was commissioned in the Territorial Army, General List as a second lieutenant then captain on 15 February 1952 and served until March 1956.Jordan died in hospital at Tonbridge Kent at the age of 82.

Henry Jordan (politician)

Henry Jordan (19 November 1818 – 30 June 1890) was a dentist and member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland, Secretary for Public Lands 1887 to 1888.Jordan was born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, the son of John Jordan, a Wesleyan minister from Devonshire stock, and his wife Elizabeth, née Jeffries.Jordan was educated by his father, entered Kingsford College, Bristol, and then studied at London Institution for Diseases of the Teeth. Jordan built up a lucrative dental practice in Derby. He published Practical observations on the Teeth (London, 1851) which ran to two editions and was highly praised in England and America; it later won him election to the Odontological Society of Great Britain.In February 1856 Jordan arrived in Queensland and in 1859 he married Sarah Elizabeth Hopkins Turner. Jordan was a member of the first Board of Education in Queensland, and represented the Town of Brisbane in the first session of the first Parliament. From January 1861 to December 1866 he was in London as Commissioner and Agent-General for Immigration, and from 23 December 1868 to 20 October 1871 he sat in the Assembly as member for East Moreton. In 1875, he was appointed Registrar-General, which office he held until 1883. He was elected to the Assembly for South Brisbane on 21 August 1883. In August 1887 he succeeded Charles Dutton as Secretary for Public Lands, and went out of office with his colleagues in June 1888. At the general election on 12 May 1888 he was re-elected for South Brisbane. Jordan died on 30 June 1890 at his home, Sherwood, survived by his wife, four sons and three daughters (four other children predeceased him). Jordan was buried in the Sherwood Anglican Churchyard in Brisbane.A park along the Logan River in Waterford West, Logan City is named after Jordan. His daughter, May Jordan McConnel, was a notable trade unionist and suffragist.

Henry–Jordan House

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James Jordan (Indiana judge)

James Henry Jordan (December 21, 1842–April 5, 1912) was a Justice of the Supreme Court of Indiana from January 7, 1895 to April 10, 1912.

Born in Woodstock, Virginia, Jordan came to Indiana in 1853 with his parents, who settled near Corydon, Indiana, where he lived until the outbreak of the American Civil War. He then served for three years with the Forty-fifth Regiment, Indiana Volunteers, the Third Cavalry, participating in seventy-six engagements and twice being wounded. On returning from the war he attended Wabash College, but left there and received his B.A. from Indiana University in 1868, and also read law with Judges William A. Porter and Thomas C. Slaughter to gain admission to the Indiana bar in 1868. He re-entered Indiana University and received an LL.B. from the Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington in 1871.He was admitted to the bar at Corydon in 1871. He moved to Clinton, Missouri, but returned to Indiana and settled at Martinsville, Indiana. In 1872 he was appointed district attorney of the Common Pleas court and served until this court was abolished in 1873. He was then elected city attorney of Martinsville, serving in this capacity for twelve years. He was selected as one of three Republican candidates for the Supreme Court from the First District in the state convention of August 8, 1888, but his candidacy was unsuccessful. He was elected in 1894 and served until his death, in Martinsville, Indiana.He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, and served as a trustee of Indiana University for a number of years.

List of Green Bay Packers Pro Bowl selections

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List of Green Bay Packers players

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Luther Jordan

Luther Henry Jordan, Jr. (1 June 1950 - 23 April 2002) was a Democratic politician from North Carolina and a senior member of the North Carolina General Assembly.

Jordan was born in New York City and moved to North Carolina as a child. He graduated from New Hanover High School in 1969 and received training in mortuary science at Gupton Jones College. He ran a funeral home business in Wilmington, North Carolina and served on the Wilmington City Council for 15 years. Jordan was elected to the North Carolina Senate in 1993 and served in that body until his death in 2002. Jordan earned a bachelor's degree from Shaw University in 1997, at the age of 46. From 1999 to 2002, he served as the Senate Democratic majority whip.

National Register of Historic Places listings in Marshall County, Alabama

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This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Marshall County, Alabama, United States. Latitude and longitude coordinates are provided for many National Register properties and districts; these locations may be seen together in an online map.There are 15 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted March 22, 2019.

Robert H. Jordan

Robert Henry Jordan (February 6, 1916 - October 23, 1992) was a Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia from 1972 to 1980, and Chief Justice from 1980 to 1982.

Ron Kostelnik

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Henry Jordan—awards, championships, and honors

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