FORMER CITY OFFICIAL HAS DIED AT 77

Charles Jordan

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PORTLAND — Charles Jordan, Portland’s first African-American city
commissioner and director of the city’s Park and Recreation Bureau, 
passed away at his home Friday after a long undisclosed illness. He
was elected in 1974 and served 10 years on the council. He was also
Portland’s parks director for 14 years before retiring in 2003.

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