The politician Hamilton Jordan died at the age of 63. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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American Democratic politician who served as Chief of Staff under United States President Jimmy Carter. He ran for a seat in the Georgia Senate, but lost to the Republican candidate.
He and his wife Dorothy raised three children and also established summer camp programs for children suffering from severe illnesses.
The American political strategist Hamilton Jordan, who has died of cancer at the age of 63, ruffled untold congressional feathers when he served as President Jimmy Carter’s key White House adviser, and sometime chief of staff, between 1977 and 1981.
Sometimes at night, when I leave and ride by the front of the White House and the lights are on, it is so beautiful, I have some sense of, ‘Hey, that’s where I work, and Jimmy is President now.’ But day in and day out, it’s a job.
When you have a diagnosis of cancer, or any serious illness, your choices are basically to be passive and kind of accept whatever is offered you, or to be active and to learn about your disease, and understand your options, and be an active partner with your doctor. That’s the course I took with all three of my cancers.
I went to my son’s graduation this weekend, and I heard a great quote I’ve never heard before from Albert Einstein. It was that the greatest danger to the world is not the bad people but it’s the good people who don’t speak out.
I was in Vietnam, and I was exposed to Agent Orange. And there’s a high relationship between people that were exposed to Agent Orange and the kind of lymphoma that I had. The prostate cancer was genetic in my family. My father had prostate cancer, my – three of my four uncles had prostate cancer.
I’ve never been a Clinton fan. He’s had some accomplishments, and he’s very skilled at politics, but, you know, he’s had some successes and a very good economy. And the question is how much or how little of that does he deserve credit for.