Barbara Jordan’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Feb 21, 1936

Death Date

January 17, 1996

Age of Death

59 years

Cause of Death




The politician Barbara Jordan died at the age of 59. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

First African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction, as well as the first Southern black female elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1973. She was inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame in 1984. 

She was born the youngest of three to parents Benjamin Jordan and Arlyne Jordan.



“For all of its uncertainty, we cannot flee the future.” (Barbara Jordan)


“It is reason, and not passion, which must guide our deliberations, guide our debate, and guide our decision.” (Barbara Jordan)


“Education remains the key to both economic and political empowerment.” (Barbara Jordan)


“We call ourselves public servants but I’ll tell you this: we as public servants must set an example for the rest of the nation. It is hypocritical for the public official to admonish and exhort the people to uphold the common good.” (Barbara Jordan)


“If you’re going to play the game properly, you’d better know every rule.” (Barbara Jordan)