Vernon E. Jordan Jr., chairman of Bill Clinton's transition team, has taken flak for serving on 11 corporate boards. But little notice has been given to the fact that his wife, Ann D. Jordan, is nearly as busy a director. She's on five boards: Primerica, Johnson & Johnson, Capital Cities/ABC, National Health Laboratories, and Hechinger Co. Her directors' fees last year could have totaled $196,000 if she attended all meetings, in addition to her husband's potential fees of nearly $500,000. Vernon Jordan has taken leave from the boards and from his law firm, Akin, Gump, Hauer & Feld.

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