From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Gordon, Robert L.

(born: 1941  -  died: 2007) 

Robert L. Gordon was born in Lexington, KY, to Alice Gordon Williams and Roscoe Demus. He was a graduate of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, FL and the College of Finger Lakes in New York.

Gordon became a teacher and baseball coach and also played basketball with the Harlem Astronauts. He had also worked for the Ford Motor Company in labor relations, leaving the company to become president of his own business, Premier Personnel Placement Consultant, Inc.

Gordon was a member of President Reagan's Task Force on the Private Sector and the former Grand Polemarch of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He  was Personnel Director of the City of Highland Park, MI, before becoming City Manager of Inkster, MI. Gordon was listed as one of the 100 Most Influential Blacks by Ebony magazine.

For more see Who's Who Among African Americans, 1985-2006; Robert L. Gordon in "Obituaries," Ann Arbor News, 6/15/2007, p. A13; and M. Tippen, "Former City Manager Robert Gordon dies," Journal Newspapers Online, 6/14/2007.

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