Vernon Jordan, who grew up in the segregated South to become an influential leader in the American civil rights movement, Washington politics and Wall Street, has died at age 85, according to media reports citing his family.
Jordan, who in 1980 was badly wounded by a white supremacist sniper in Indiana, died Monday night, the reports said.
Jordan "passed away peacefully last evening surrounded by loved ones. We appreciate all of the outpouring of love and affection," his daughter Vickee Jordan said, according to CNBC and New York Times reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin. CBS and CNN also reported his death, citing multiple family members.