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Robert Henry Jordan

Birthplace: Talbotton, Talbot County, Georgia, United States
Death: October 23, 1992 (76)
Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Weaver Jordan and Maude Marie Jordan
Husband of Jean Jordan
Father of Robert Henry Jordan, Jr.; William G. Jordan and Private
Brother of J.W. Jordan, Jr; Frank Jossey Jordan, Sr; M. Elizabeth Jordan; James Weaver Jordan, Jr; Cornelia Jacob and 4 others

Managed by: Dr. R. Owen Wyant, (PhD)
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About Robert Henry Jordan

Robert Henry Jordan @ find a grave


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Just inside the entrance to Oak Hill Cemetery in Talbotton, Georgia is what looks to be an above ground vault for the Jordan family. While I think it was designed as such, it's likely a false crypt. This large, beautiful memorial is made of marble and contains the following inscriptions:

Robert Henry Jordan, Jr.

  • May 14, 1948
  • Oct 22, 1966

Chief Justice

  • Robert Henry Jordan
  • Feb 6, 1916
  • Oct 23, 1992
  • Court of Appeals of GA 1960-71
  • Supreme Court of GA 1971-82

---------------------------- Jean Ingram Jordan

  • Nov 5, 1923
  • June 10, 2005

Robert Jordan, Sr. also served in the GA State Senate from 1953-54 and 1959-60. He was born in Talbot County, Georgia and attended the University of Georgia. He served in the US Army 1941-45 and was the author of There Was a Land, a history of Talbot County, Georgia.

The Georgia General Assembly, in House Resolution 25, stated Robert Henry Jordan served his country with honor, was an outstanding legal scholar, and was an exemplary public servant. The portion of U.S. Highway 80 from downtown Talbotton, Georgia, east to the Taylor County line is designated as the Robert Henry Jordan Memorial Highway.

You may see a portrait of Mr. Jordan at the UGA School of Law Portrait Collection.

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Robert Henry Jordan's Timeline

February 6, 1916
Talbotton, Talbot County, Georgia, United States
May 14, 1948
October 23, 1992
Age 76
Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia, United States