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Statement of Michael R. Bloomberg on the Passing of Vernon Jordan

Vernon Jordan lived a singular American life. As a trusted counselor to presidents and elected officials at every level, a devoted civil rights leader who transcended party and worked to bridge divides, and a strong voice within the business community and corporate boardrooms, the influence he wielded and the insights he shared strengthened our nation in too many ways to count – most of them away from the spotlight he was content to let others have. Over the years I got to know him, I was among the legions who benefited from his wisdom. His influence and good work – and the values it advanced – will far outlast him.

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