Louisiana Political
Hall of Fame


2005 Inductee

Eddie J. Jordan, Jr.

Eddie Jordan, Jr. grew up in the Pontchartrain Park neighborhood of New Orleans. He attended Wesleyan University and the Rutgers University School of Law on academic scholarships. In 1981 he became a Law Professor at Southern University School of Law and from 1984 to 1987 he served as Assistant U.S. Attorney. In 1994, President Clinton named him U.S. Attorney in New Orleans, the first African-American U.S. Attorney in La. history. In November of 2002, he became the first African-American to be elected the District Attorney of New Orleans.