Hamilton Jordan, chief of staff to Carter, dies

Jordan, a key advisor to Jimmy Carter for his 1976 presidential run who later ran Carter's White House, succumbed to cancer Tuesday night.

By Alex Koppelman
May 21, 2008 6:13AM (UTC)
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Hamilton Jordan, who was a top advisor to Jimmy Carter during Carter's 1976 presidential run and later Carter's White House chief of staff, died Tuesday night after a long fight against cancer. He was 63.

After his time in the Carter administration, Jordan made an unsuccessful run in 1986 to be the Democratic candidate for one of Georgia's Senate seats. In 1992, he worked for Ross Perot's third-party presidential campaign.

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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