Famous People Who Died on January 17
Civil Rights Activist, U.S. Representative / 1936 - 1996
Barbara Jordan was a U.S. congressional representative from Texas and was the first African American congresswoman to come from the Deep South.
Rutherford B. Hayes
Lawyer, Military Leader, Governor, U.S. President, U.S. Representative / 1822 - 1893
Rutherford B. Hayes was the 19th president of the United States and oversaw the end of the rebuilding efforts of the Reconstruction.
Juliette Gordon Low
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