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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release January 17, 1996


Hillary and I were deeply saddened to learn of the death of our good friend, Barbara Jordan. Her eloquent voice, which articulated the views and concerns of millions of Americans, was always a source of inspiration to us. Barbara's words flowed with heartfelt conviction and her actions rang of indefatigable determination as she challenged us as a nation to confront our weaknesses and live peacefully together as equals.

I am personally appreciative of her efforts to address the difficult problem of illegal immigration as Chair of the Commission on Immigration Reform. Hillary and I join the University of Texas, the nation and all those who fight for equal rights and justice in mourning the death of a great woman and a gifted public servant. We extend out deepest sympathies to her family.