Jim Jordan

American politician (born 1964)

James Daniel Jordan (born February 17, 1964) is an American politician. He has been the U.S. representative for Ohio's 4th congressional district since 2007. He is a member of the Republican Party.

Jim Jordan
Official portrait, 2015
Chair of the House Judiciary Committee
Assumed office
January 3, 2023
Preceded byJerry Nadler
Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee
In office
March 12, 2020 – January 3, 2023
Preceded byDoug Collins
Succeeded byJerry Nadler
Ranking Member of the House Oversight Committee
In office
March 31, 2020 – June 29, 2020
Preceded byMark Meadows
Succeeded byJames Comer
In office
January 3, 2019 – March 12, 2020
Preceded byElijah Cummings
Succeeded byMark Meadows
Chair of the House Freedom Caucus
In office
October 1, 2015 – January 3, 2017
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byMark Meadows
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 4th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2007
Preceded byMike Oxley
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 12th district
In office
January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2006
Preceded byRobert R. Cupp
Succeeded byKeith Faber
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 85th district
In office
January 3, 1995 – December 31, 2000
Preceded byJim Davis
Succeeded byDerrick Seaver
Personal details
James Daniel Jordan

(1964-02-17) February 17, 1964 (age 59)
Troy, Ohio, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Polly Jordan (m. 1985)
EducationUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison (BS)
Ohio State University (MA)
Capital University Law School (JD)
AwardsPresidential Medal of Freedom (2021)
WebsiteHouse website
Medal record
Collegiate Wrestling
Representing the Wisconsin Badgers
NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships
Gold medal – first place 1985 Oklahoma City 134 lb
Gold medal – first place 1986 Iowa City 134 lb

Jordan was the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee from 2019 to 2020. In February 2020, he left that committee to become the ranking member of the United States House Committee on the Judiciary.

In college, he was a wrestler.[1][2]

After the House removed Kevin McCarthy from the speakership on October 3, 2023, Jordan launched a bid for the speakership.[3][4] His speakership bid has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump.[5]

References change

  1. Jordan, Jim (March 16, 1985). "55th NCAA Wrestling Tournament 1985 - 3/14/1985 to 3/16/1985 at Oklahoma City" (PDF). nwhof.org. Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  2. "Wrestling Hall of Fame | National Wrestling Hall of Fame". Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  3. Schnell, Mychael; Brooks, Emily (October 4, 2023). "Jim Jordan announces run for Speaker". The Hill. Retrieved October 4, 2023.
  4. Quinn, Melissa (October 4, 2023). "Scalise and Jordan announce bids for House speaker, kicking off GOP race". CBS News. Retrieved October 4, 2023.
  5. Broadwater, Luke (2023-10-05). "Trump Endorses Jim Jordan in Race for House Speaker". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2023-10-06.