City to hold ceremony Thursday to dedicate City Hall in honor of Jack Jordan
Jordan was Mayor, City Secretary in Round Rock's earliest days of incorporation
The Round Rock City Council will hold a ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12, to dedicate City Hall in the memory of longtime City Secretary Jack Jordan.
Jordan was the first Mayor under the city’s 1912 incorporation, serving from 1913-1914, but was most influential in his 44 years as City Secretary. For most of that time he was the only paid employee, and he organized and performed most of the city’s administrative processes that are now the functions of the City Clerk, City Manager, tax assessor/collector, and Census-taker.
He worked closely with Round Rock’s Congressman, Lyndon Baines Johnson, to secure Works Progress Administration (WPA) funds for the City’s first water system (the water tower) and the City Hall and Fire Station that stood where the Library is now. He retired in 1958 at age 86.
He was named a Round Rock Local Legend in November 2013.
Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2014