Policeman, politician, and infamous murder victim. Experience the life of Leon Jordan as only the press could tell it.
Articles from news outlets like The Kansas City Star and The Call partner with images from our archives to move you through the rise, untimely fall, and stranger-than-fiction murder case of Leon Mercer Jordan, prominent political leader in Kansas City and Missouri.
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All images were curated from the Leon M. Jordan and Brian Thurn Collections housed in LaBudde Special Collections at the UMKC Miller Nichols Library. Exhibit curated by Alexa Sundeen.