Former Clinton aide and civil rights champion Vernon Jordan has died. He was 85.
Jordan's death was announced Tuesday by daughter, Vickee Jordan Adams, in a statement to CBS News.
After jobs as field secretary for the Georgia NAACP and executive director of the United Negro College Fund, Jordan became head of the National Urban League, becoming the face of black America’s modern struggle for jobs and justice for more than a decade. He was nearly killed by a racist’s bullet in 1980 before transitioning to business and politics, according to the Associated Press.
Jordan was an adviser to Clinton in the 1990s and worked as a lobbyist.