- David L. Jordan: From the Mississippi Cotton Fields to the State Senate: A Memoir (2014) with Robert L. Jenkins
State Senator David L. Jordan grew up in Leflore County, Mississippi, the youngest of five children born to sharecropper parents. He was born in 1934. Jordan attended the University of Wyoming and Mississippi Valley State University. His memoir David L. Jordan: From the Mississippi Cotton Fields to the State Senate: A Memoir (with Robert L. Jenkins) was published in 2014.
He is married to Christine Bell Jordan, and they currently live in Greenwood, Mississippi.
The Senator speaks about his memoir
- Clarion Ledger article “State Sen. David L. Jordan recounts struggle for education, equality in memoir.” March 8, 2014