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 Jordan W. Chambers

Jordan W. Chambers

Birth
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Death 11 Aug 1962 (aged 65)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Normandy, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot Section 6, Lot 290, Grave 2
Memorial ID 22625 · View Source
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Chambers was active in politics for many years. He worked in Ward 19 to organize precinct captains to ensure that all in his ward got out to vote. He organized the Young Democratic Club. Chambers owned the Peoples Undertaking Company in St. Louis--his political headquarters were next door. He was elected Constable and Democratic Committeeman of the 19th Ward in 1963, making the first Black Committeeman in St. Louis. He worked to get the Black vote for Harry S. Truman. Chambers worked tirelessly for better jobs for Blacks & was instrumental in the integration of the Circuit Court & the St. Louis Housing Authority. He owned Club Riviera--a meeting place for many big name stars and prominent politicians. He never retired from politics or civil rights work and when he died, Governor John Dalton gave the eulogy. President Kennedy and Vice-President Johnson sent telegrams of condolence.

Bio by: Connie Nisinger


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  • Added: 4 Jun 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22625
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jordan W. Chambers (24 Dec 1896–11 Aug 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22625, citing Saint Peter's Cemetery, Normandy, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .