Statement by the President on the Shooting of Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.
May 29, 1980
I was shocked and saddened to learn of the shooting of Vernon Jordan, president of the National Urban League. Vernon is a valued leader and a personal friend. All of us are praying for his speedy and full recovery.
Note: Mr. Jordan was shot early on the morning of May 29 after stepping from a car outside the motel where he was staying in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Jimmy Carter, Statement by the President on the Shooting of Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/251345