Portland's first African American City Commissioner, Charles R. Jordan, being sworn in as Commissioner of the Office of Public Safety. The ceremony took place on March 13, 1974. Judge Mercedes Deiz, a graduate of Northwestern School of Law, presided. In 1960 Deiz became the first African-American woman to serve as a judge in the state of Oregon. Visit City of Portland Archives for more http://efiles.portlandoregon.gov/record/48275
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March 13, 1974