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From June 1987 Agri-Mark Magazine, Massachusetts:



Agri-Mark and dairymen of the Northeast lost a dedicated leader and friend on April 22, 1987 when Dr. Clarence Jordan passed away suddenly at his home in Morgan Center, Vermont, at the age of 69.

Dr. Jordan was truly a man who believed in cooperatives and the power of unity. He served Agri-Mark and its predecessor cooperatives since he became a direction of New England Milk Producers Association in October of 1969. In October of 1971 he became an executive committee member of that organization and became Secretary and an executive committee member of Yankee Milk when it was formed in 1972.

When Agri-Mark was formed in July of 1980, Dr. Jordan was elected both Secretary and to the Executive Committee. He was also the Membership Committee Chairman for 4 1/2 years.

Dr. Jordan has been a member of Agri-Mark and its predecessor co-ops for 24 years; served 18 years as an elected official, including 16 years on the Executive Committee and 15 as Secretary. Dedicated, involved, and a true champion of causes beneficial to dairymen.

Dr. Jordan was born in East Greenbush, New York on April 10, 1918, and the only son of Frederick and Eleanor (Goewey) Jordan. He graduated from the New York State College of Veterinarian Medicine at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York in 1940. In 1962 he __ the veterinary practice that he operated for 21 years in Newport, Vermont, and moved to Morgan Center, Vermont, where he practiced for 25 years.

Besides being dedicated to the cooperative movement, Dr. Jordan was also devoted to Vermont, New England, and American Jersey Cattle Clubs. He often showed his animals at local fairs. He firmly believed in component pricing of milk and that the Federal order milk pricing system should reflect milk components such as protein, lactose, and solids nonfat. He believed in the quality of milk, not the quantity. Thus he served as Chairman of the Northeast Nutritional Pricing Committee for the 10 years of its existence.

Dr. Jordan was active in many organizations. He was on the Board of Directors of the Regional Cooperative Marketing Agency (RCMA). He served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Northeast Coordinating Committee, represented the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) as Chairman of the Mastitis Committee of the U.S. Animal Health Association, and was a member of the NMPF's Disease Advisory Committee. He was director of the National Mastitus Council, a member of the
Vermont Dairy Industry Council, and past President of the Vermont Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Jordan also served several terms as a member of the Vermont Board of Veterinary Registration and Examination, and was a lifetime member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. He was also the former Chairman of the Morgan School Board and of the Orleans-Essex Supervisory Board. He leaves his wife, Doris, three sisters, six children, ten grandchildren and eight step-grandchildren.

Dr. Clarence Jordan was many things but, above all, he shall be remembered as a good dairyman and a very special friend of the Northeast dairy industry. He will be missed by all.

Transcribed by Jan Jordan, daughter.


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