Nathan Green Gordon (War Hero)
Nathan Green Gordon

Nathan Green Gordon was an American lawyer, politician, and decorated naval aviator. A Democrat, he served as the sixth Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas for ten terms, from 1947 to 1967. As a United States Navy officer in World War II, he received the U.S. military’s highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for rescuing the crews of several downed airplanes.

About Nathan Green Gordon

American war hero and politician who was a naval aviator and served as the sixth Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas from 1947 until 1967. He was a United States Navy officer during World War II and received the Medal of Honor.

Before Fame

He graduated from Columbia Military Academy in Columbia, Tennessee in 1933.


He worked as a lawyer in his hometown of Morrilton before joining the Navy in 1941.

Family Life

He was born to Edward Gordon and Ada Ruth Bearden and grew up with his brother, Edward Jr.


Another war hero from Arkansas like him is Douglas MacArthur.

Information related to Nathan Green Gordon

  • Lieutenant Governors of Arkansas
  • Arkansas lawyers
  • University of Arkansas alumni
  • World War II recipients of the Medal of Honor
  • United States Navy Medal of Honor recipients

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