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|September 3, 1966, Vice President Fernando Lopez swears in James L. Gordon as the first city mayor during a formal inauguration ceremonies|
Mayor James L. Gordon with his trademark salakot, and Bien Singson escort special guest Jose Wright Diokno
U.S. Naval Base Commander and Mayor Gordon pose with City Government Officials (left to right) Councilors Agustin Elane, Alfredo de Perio Jr, Remigio Tierro, Mayor JL Gordon, Base Commander, Vice Mayor Jaime Guevarra, Councilors Marciano Solis, Leonardo Pardo, Cornelio Cardenas.
The Olongapo Civic Group headed by Mrs. Amelia J. Gordon and Ms. Paulita L. Esteban pose with Mayor JL Gordon, Rear Admiral and Mrs Donald G. Baer and City Officials at the inauguration of Cabalan Settlement School.
February 20, 1967, Shortly after being shot in the head by a hired assassin at City Hall, Mayor James L Gordon was rushed to USS Repose, a US Navy Hospital ship where doctors tried but failed to save his life.
Mayor James L Gordon's remains were borne by a caisson reserved for Philippine presidents. The funeral procession was attended by high-ranking Philippine and American officials.
A picture of the long and winding road to Mayor James Leonard Gordon's final resting place.
A picture of statue of Mayor James L. Gordon at Marikit Park.
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