Edward S. Jordan

Edward S. "Ned" Jordan, ca. 1914
Jordan's "Red Arrow" emblem
Somewhere West of Laramie advertisement for the Jordan Playboy

American entrepreneur, automotive industrialist and pioneer in evocative advertising copy, which he wrote and used to advertise the automobiles produced by his Jordan Motor Car Company of Cleveland, Ohio.

- Edward S. Jordan
Edward S. "Ned" Jordan, ca. 1914

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Jordan Motor Car Company

1920 Jordon Playboy at Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum
A 1928 Jordan Sedan prior to restoration work
"Somewhere West of Laramie" advertisement for the Jordan Playboy
Another view of a 1928 Jordan Sedan, prior to restoration work

The Jordan Motor Car Company was founded in 1916 in Cleveland, Ohio by Edward S. "Ned" Jordan, a former advertising executive from Thomas B. Jeffery Company of Kenosha, Wisconsin.

REO Motor Car Company

Company based in Lansing, Michigan, which produced automobiles and trucks from 1905 to 1975.

Company based in Lansing, Michigan, which produced automobiles and trucks from 1905 to 1975.

Ransom E. Olds, founder of REO
1906 REO Model B Runabout exhibited in 2005
1931 REO Reo Royale Victoria Eight
The REO factory in 1977
A REO US6 truck
American band REO Speedwagon took their name from the homonymous vehicle
REO runabout 1906
1917 Model M Touring
1919 REO Touring
REO Fire Truck
1934 REO Bus
1939 REO Speed Wagon Truck
REO bus in Norway
Cottage Grove Dump Truck, Lane County, Oregon
Badge from a REO Speed Wagon Fire Truck
An REO Speed Wagon, from a 1917 advertisement
REO Speed Wagon Fire Truck at Jack Daniel's Distillery, Lynchburg, Tennessee
Reo Flying Cloud 4.7-litre
1931 Reo Royale Victoria Eight
Car emblem for a Reo Flying Cloud (1930 model)
1906 REO advertisement
1912 REO advertisement. R. M. Owens & Co.
A 1919 REO Motor Car Company Advertisement. The Syracuse Herald, June 8, 1919
REO advertisement in 1953 (back cover of the October 1953 issue of Popular Mechanics)
1929 REO advertisement sold at Yanase dealerships in Japan

While Ned Jordan is credited with changing the way advertising was written with his "Somewhere West of Laramie" ads for his Jordan Playboy, Reo's Flying Cloud—a name that provoked evocative images of speed and lightness—changed the way automobiles would be named in the future.

List of people from Kenosha, Wisconsin

The people listed below were all born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The people listed below were all born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Edward S. "Ned" Jordan, automaker (Jordan Motor Car Company), columnist ("Ned Jordan Speaks," AutoWeek) and ad writer ("Somewhere west of Laramie")