Arthur G. Jordan, who since 1895 has engaged in the practice of law in Fairfield, his native city, was born
January 24, 1873, a son of A. S. and Ada M. (Jordan) Jordan, who are still residents of Fairfield where they have
long made their home. Their family numbered but two children and the daughter, Nellie E., still resides with her
The only son, Arthur G. Jordan, has spent his entire life in his native city and at the usual age entered the public
schools, passing through consecutive grades until he became a high school student. Later he continued his literary
course in Parsons College, from which he was graduated with the class of 1893. In preparation for a professional
career he spent one year in the law school of the University of Wisconsin and afterward completed his law studies
in the office of a Fairfield attorney. Following his admission to the bar in the fall of 1895 he at once entered
upon practice here and in the field of his profession has made continuous advancement because of devotion to his
clients' interests, his careful and systematic preparation of his cases and the clear and logical manner in which
he presents his points of evidence. For two terms he has filled the office of county attorney, entering upon the
duties of that position in 1895 for a two years' term. He received public indorsement of his work in reelection
whieh continued him in the position through 1902.
The pleasant home life of Mr. Jordan had its foundation in his marriage, in 1904, to Miss Mary Marcy, who was born
in Fairfield in 1875 and is a daughter of John and Mary (Whittaker) Marcy, who are still residents of this city.
Mr. and Mrs. Jordan have many friends in Fairfield where they have always resided and the hospitality of the best
homes is freely accorded them. In politics he has been a republican since age conferred upon him the right of franchise
and has been active in the work of the county, serving for four years as chairman of the county central committee.
The cause of education also finds in him a stanch champion and he is now acting as a member of the board of trustees
of Parsons College. He belongs to the Knights of Pythias fraternity and to the Congregational church and his record
has at all times been that of a progressive citizen and honorable man, his influence being ever on the side of
right, justice, truth and improvement.
History of Jefferson County, Iowa
A Record of Settlement, Organizatin,
Progress and Achievement
BY: Charles J. Fulton
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Jefferson County, IA
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