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Bedford County TN Biographies

Leland Dewey Jordan
1898 -

Postmaster - born to Sam and Eliza Koonce Jordan on June 2, 1898. His paternal grandparents were John and Caldona Kirby Mordan; maternal grandparents were George and Mattie Cruse Koonce. Received his educaiton in the schools of Bedford County and State Teachers College. Member of the Presbyterian Church.

Married Nellie Maupin. Mr. Jordan was appointed Postmaster at Shelbyville, TN August 27, 1935 for a four year term. He has made an efficient and capable postmaster. Prior to his appointment he taught school in Bedford County for 10 years. He was elected for two terms by the people as tax assessor of Bedford County, resigning to accept the postmastership. He is the father of two children; Leland Dorman 12 and Thornton Maupin 10. His hobby is fishing.
Prominent Tennesseans 1940

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