Jones, Jesse H. (Jesse Holman), 1874-1956

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1874-04-05
Death 1956-06-01
English

Biographical notes:

Builder, financier, statesman, and publisher of the Houston Chronicle.

From the description of Jones, Jesse Holman, papers, 1880-1965. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 23285513

U.S. secretary of commerce and financier.

From the description of Papers of Jesse H. Jones, 1916-1960 (bulk 1926-1945). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81653217

Biographical Note

  • 1874, Apr. 5: Born, Robertson County, Tenn.
  • 1902: Organized South Texas Lumber Co., Houston, Tex.
  • 1909: Organized Texas Trust Co., Houston, Tex.
  • 1917 - 1918 : Director, military relief, American Red Cross
  • circa 1918 - 1956 : Publisher, Houston Chronicle
  • 1920: Married Mary Gibbs
  • 1932 - 1939 : Director, Reconstruction Finance Corp.
  • 1933 - 1939 : Member, National Emergency Council
  • 1936 - 1943 : Chairman, Executive Committee, Export-Import Bank, Washington, D.C.
  • 1939: Appointed administrator, Federal Loan Agency
  • 1940 - 1945 : Secretary of commerce
  • 1941 - 1942 : Member, Supply Priorities and Allocation Board
  • 1942 - 1945 : Member, War Production Board Member, Economic Stabilization Board Member, Economic Defense Board
  • 1945: Returned to Houston, Tex. to publish Houston Chronicle
  • 1956, June 1: Died, Houston, Tex.

From the guide to the Jesse H. Jones Papers, 1916-1960, (bulk 1926-1945), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Newspapers
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • Lumber trade
  • Business and commerce
  • Banks and banking--Texas--Houston
  • Hospitals--Texas
  • San Jacinto Monument
  • Exhibitions--Texas
  • Livestock--Texas
  • Depressions--1929--United States
  • Banks and banking--Texas
  • Exhibitions and exhibits
  • Lumber trade--Texas
  • Politicians
  • Politicians--Texas
  • Economic assistance, Domestic--United States
  • Newspapers--Texas--Houston
  • Real Estate Business
  • Buildings--Texas--Houston
  • Caricatures and cartoons--United States
  • Buildings
  • Exhibitions
  • San Jacinto Battleground Monument (Tex.)
  • Caricatures and cartoons
  • Red Cross and Red Crescent
  • Theater
  • Historic sites--Texas
  • Banks and banking
  • Churches
  • Politics and politicians
  • Hotels
  • Monuments and memorials
  • Hospitals
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Hotels, taverns, etc.--Texas
  • Real estate business--Texas
  • Livestock--Photographs
  • Merchants and stores
  • Beauty pageants
  • World War, 1939-1945--Equipment and supplies
  • Business
  • Architecture--Designs and plans
  • Cartoons
  • Livestock
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Historic sites
  • Books

Occupations:

  • Capitalists and financiers
  • Cabinet officers
  • Financiers

Places:

  • San Jacinto Battleground State Historical Park (Tex.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Texas--Houston (as recorded)
  • Texas (as recorded)
  • Houston (Tex.). (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Texas (as recorded)
  • Texas (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Port of Houston (Tex.) (as recorded)