David “Randy” Jordan passed peacefully on Oct. 7, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. He was born on August 17, 1945, in Exeter, N.H. After high school, Randy enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he served active duty from 1962-1966. Upon being honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force, Randy attended the Emery School of Court Reporting in Boston, Mass.
Upon completion of his court reporting studies, he became an official court reporter with the New Hampshire legislature, working primarily with the appropriations committee. In the mid-1970s, he was sworn in as an official superior court reporter working the New Hampshire circuit.
After a number of years with the court, he established David R. Jordan & Associates, a freelance reporting firm in Exeter. Randy’s wife, Audrey, managed the day-to-day business activities, and Jordan & Associates became one of the most successful reporting firms in the state. The firm continues to serve the legal community.
Randy was a regular attendee at the NCRA conventions and was highly regarded by his peers.
On a personal note, I can say that Randy was a superb reporter and a great friend. We first met while reporting for the New Hampshire legislature and remained friends for 50 years.
Jim Connelly, RPR (Ret.)