Turner case jury foreman Gladys Jordan, Portland, 1927

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Gladys Jordan was the first woman to serve as a foreman on a murder case in Maine. She led the jury that tried Benjamin Turner for murdering James Hallen in 1927.

Unfortunately, Miss Jordan experienced a nervous breakdown in bed during the second night of the proceedings. Because of her health scare she spent a night in the hospital, which delayed the trial.

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  • Title: Turner case jury foreman Gladys Jordan, Portland, 1927
  • Creation Date: 1927-02-09
  • Subject Date: 1927-02-09
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: glass plate negative
  • Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.14820
  • Collection: Portland Press Herald glass negative collection
  • Object Type: Image

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