U.S. civil rights activist and lawyer Vernon Jordan dies at age 85 -report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Vernon Jordan, who grew up in the southern United States to become an influential leader in the American civil rights movement, Washington and Wall Street politics, died at the age of 85, a journalist told CNBC and the New York Times on Tuesday with. citing a testimony from his family.

Jordan died Monday night surrounded by his family, according to journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin on Twitter.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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