Ambassador Jordan was nominated by President
George W. Bush
, to whom he had served as personal attorney, on September 12 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Ambassador to the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
on October 3, 2001.
Ambassador Jordan, formerly a practicing attorney and arbitrator, was a senior partner and one of the founding partners of the Dallas office of
Baker Botts, LLP
. A recent President of the Dallas Bar Association, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas and served on the boards of numerous charitable and civic organizations. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He received his Bachelor's degree in political science from Duke University, a Masters degree in government and international relations from the University of Maryland, and a J.D. from the University of Oklahoma.
Ambassador Jordan was born on October 9, 1945. He is married to Dr. Ann Jordan and has three sons, Mark, Peter, and Andrew. [information from U.S. Department of State]