Ann Jordan

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Ann Dibble Jordan
Born Ann Dibble Cook
1935 (age 81–82)
Occupation company director
Known for Former director, Clinton Foundation
Spouse(s) Vernon Jordan (m. 1986)
Children 4

Ann Dibble Jordan (born 1935)[1] previously known as Ann Cook,[2][3] is a company director and formal social worker.

Social work[edit]

Jordan is secretary of the board for Sasha Bruce Youthwork. She was an associate professor at the School of Social Service Administration of the University of Chicago from 1970 to 1987, director of social services of Chicago Lying-in Hospital from 1970 to 1985, and director of the Department of Social Services for the University of Chicago Medical Center from 1986 to 1987.[2][4]


Jordan is vice chairman and secretary of WETA-TV,[5] and an honorary trustee of the University of Chicago and The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.[6] She is the former chairman of the National Symphony Orchestra, and former trustee of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

She was field work director of Citigroup from 1989 to 2007. She is a former director of Revlon, Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Automatic Data Processing,[7] Coleman Company, Salant Corp., Travelers Group Inc.[8] and The Phillips Collection. She was a recipient of the American Woman Award from the Women's Research & Education Institute in 2004.[9]


With her husband she organized a Democratic fundraiser in 1994 that raised $3 million.[4] She co-chaired President Bill Clinton's Inauguration committee in 1996.[10]

In 2004, she was one of the five-member board of directors of the Clinton Foundation.[11]

Personal life[edit]

She married Vernon Jordan in 1986,[3] and has four children, Antoinette Bush, Mercer Cook, Janice Roberts, and Jacqueline Cook, along with nine grandchildren.[4][8]


  1. ^ "Ann Dibble Jordan Profile". Forbes. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Franklin, Donna L. (1997). Ensuring inequality: the structural transformation of the African-American family. Oxford University Press US. ISBN 0-19-510078-6. 
  3. ^ a b "Society World". Jet. 22 December 1986. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c "The Vernon Jordan's Gala For Democrats Raises $3 Million". Jet. 18 July 1994. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "Management". WETA. Archived from the original on 24 November 2009. Retrieved 30 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Trustees". Brookings. Archived from the original on 25 December 2009. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  7. ^ Pierce, Ponchitta (Spring 2008). "African American Philanthropy". Carnegie Reporter. Archived from the original on February 27, 2009. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  8. ^ a b Fromson, Brett D. (6 February 1998). "Jordan's 10 Board Positions Worth $1.1 Million". Washington Post. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  9. ^ "The 2004 American Woman Award". WREI. 2004. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  10. ^ Purdum, Todd S. (13 November 1996). "White House Picks Top Inauguration Planners". Washington Post. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
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