Central Florida Personalities: Walton MacJordan

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Title

Central Florida Personalities: Walton MacJordan

Alternative Title

Walton MacJordan Cartoon

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Sears, Roebuck and Company
Department stores--Florida

Description

Walton MacJordan (b. 1905) was born in 1905 in Kentucky and attended college at the University of Alabama. He moved to Georgia and started his career in retail by becoming the youngest manager of a department store in the South. In 1932, he moved to Jacksonville, Florida, and started working for Sears, Roebuck & Company as a merchandise manager. A year later, he relocated to Orlando where he became the manager of the Sears store located at 111-113 North Orange Avenue. MacJordan left Orlando in 1937 for Chicago, Illinois, to work at the headquarters of Sears as a General Merchandise Manager of all stores. In 1942, during World War II, MacJordan served in the United States Air Force. During his service as a lieutenant, he used his experience he had in retail to manage the supplies and maintenance for several bases. He soon became a public relations officer for the southeastern portion of the country and was promoted to captain. In 1945, he returned to Orlando to manage Sears again. MacJordan also served his community as chairman of the American Red Cross in Orlando in 1950 and a member of the board of directors of the Central Florida Exposition.

Creator

Brewer

Source

Photocopy of original black and white newspaper cartoon: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Regions Bank, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1931-1979

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1931-1979

Date Issued

ca. 1931-1979

Contributor

Jordan, Walton Mac, Jr.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of photocopied black and white newspaper cartoon.

Is Part Of

Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Regions Bank, Orlando, Florida.
Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection. RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

143 KB

Medium

1 newspaper cartoon

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Sears, Roebuck & Company, Jacksonville, Florida
Sears, Roebuck & Company, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Sears, Roebuck & Company, Chicago, Illinois

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Brewer.
Donated to Orlando Remembered by Walton Mac Jordan, Jr.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Orange County Regional History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Williams, Rachel
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Orlando Remembered

External Reference

Bacon, Eve. Orlando: A Centennial History. Chuluota, Fla: Mickler House, 1975.
"Sears." Sears. http://www.sears.com/.
"About Sears Roebuck, and Co." Sears Holding Corporation. http://www.searsholdings.com/about/sears/.
"A Narrative History of Sears." Sears Archives. http://www.searsarchives.com/history/index.htm.

Transcript

CENTRAL FLORIDA PERSONALITIES By Brewer[?]
Walton
MAC JORDAN

MANAGER OF SEARS-ROEBUCK, & CO.

RECENTLY DISCHARGED FROM THE AIR CORPS WHERE HE SERVED AS A CAPTAIN...
AMVETS

DIRECTOR OF THE AMVETS AND DIRECTOR OF THE RED CROSS....

HOBBIES - HUNTING & FISHING

I'm Just Like Abe Lincoln!

BORN IN A LOG CABIN IN KENTUCKY...

A
ATTENDING UNIV. OF ALABAMA. STUDIED COMMERCE & LAW....

Remember only 5 prs[?] to a customer!

NYLONS NYLONS NYLONS
NYLONS NYLONS NYLONS

PRESIDENT OF THE ORLANDO MERCHANT ASSOCIATION....

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Original Format

1 newspaper cartoon

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