In 1938 he graduated from the Faculty of geodesic Kharkov Civil Engineering Institute and enrolled in the Academy of Sciences graduate school at the Pulkovo Observatory.
From June 1941 to November 1946 he served in the Soviet Army.
In January 1947, he began working at the Pulkovo Observatory in the position of a junior researcher. In 1950 he defended his thesis for the degree of candidate of physical and mathematical sciences.
In 1951 he was appointed head of the GAO Nikolaev branch of the USSR.
* 1957 - Gordon J. E. The work of Nicholas separation GAO USSR in 1953-1955. - In the book: Tr.12 th astrometr.konferentsii USSR.. s.58-59.
* 1959 - Gordon JE Taisa Semyonovna Semenova (obituary). - Astronomical Circular, 1959, number 200, p.28
* 1960 - Bozhko II and Gordon JE Research journals Nicholas meridian circle. - Math. GAO in Pulkovo, number 166, s.81- 89.1960 - Gordon JE On astrometric works Nicholas GAO department for the period from 1 January 1956 to 30 April 1958. In the book: Tr.. 14th astrometr.konf. USSR, M. -A .: Because of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, s.41-43.
* 1962 - Gordon JE burned LF, Dzyuba IP observations of the Moon and major planets in the meridian circle in Nikolaev. - Math. GAO in Pulkovo, t.23, number 1, s.74-76.
* 1963 - Gordon JE On astrometric works Nicholas GAO department for 1958-1960. - In the book .: Tr.15 th Astrometrich.konf. USSR, Pulkovo, 13-17 December, 1960, M.-L .: Publishing House of the USSR Academy of Sciences, s.41-43.
* 1964 - Gordon JE burned LF, Dzyuba IP Observations of the Sun, the Moon and major planets in the meridian circle in Nikolaev. - Math. GAO in Pulkovo, t.23, number 4, s.91-96.
* 1965 - Gordon JE burned LF Observations zvzed AGK3R the meridian circle Repsold in Nikolaev. - Math. GAO in Pulkovo, t.22, vyp.6, number 176, s.74-79
* 1965 - Gordon J. E. Nikolaev branch GAO USSR (for the 50th anniversary of the founding of) .- Izv. GAO in Pulkovo, t.22, vyp.6, number 176, s.59-61
* 1966 - Gordon JE burned GK burned LF results of observations of the Sun, the Moon and major planets in the meridian circle in Nikolaev in 1962-1963. - Tr. GAO in Pulkovo, t.76, s.54-65.
* 1966 - Gordon J. E. Leonid Semenov. Obituary. - Tr. GAO in Pulkovo, t.74, s.5-6.
* 1966 - Gordon JE burned LF, Dzyuba IP, Kalinin OK catalog right ascensions and declinations of stars AGK3R, compiled in Nikolaev on observations with the meridian kruge.- Tr. GAO in Pulkovo, t.75, s.96-254.
* 1980 - Gordon JE burned LF, Khrutskaya EV Observations of the Moon and the planets of the upper received in Nikolaev in 1969-1972. - Dep. VINITI 21.08.80