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 Jesse Holman Jones

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Jesse Holman Jones

Birth
Robertson County, Tennessee, USA
Death 1 Jun 1956 (aged 82)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 6382804 View Source
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US Presidential Cabinet Secretary. Entrepreneur, developer, businessman, visionary, politcian. Second most powerful man in the U.S. during the Depression and WWII. Head of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, and Federal Loan Agency. He was Secretary of Commerce for FDR during his third term. He helped develop Houston into the city it is today. Instrumental in getting the Houston Ship Channel constructed, built the Texas Company Building (Texaco), The Houston Chronicle Building, and the Bristol Hotel. Chairman of the National Bank of Commerce (Chase Bank of Texas)and owner of The Houston Chronicle. Jones was an original stockholder in Humble Oil (Exxon Company). He was a powerhouse in the Democratic Party in the 20's, 30's, and 40's. Jones and his wife, Mary, founded Houston Endowment to support educational projects. The Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts in Houston is named in his honor.

Bio by: Robert Word


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Robert Word
  • Added: 30 Apr 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6382804
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6382804/jesse-holman-jones : accessed ), memorial page for Jesse Holman Jones (5 Apr 1874–1 Jun 1956), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6382804, citing Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .