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

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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)

Archival Resources
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referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Pulitzer, Joseph, 1885-1955. Joseph Pulitzer papers, 1897-1958 (bulk 1925-1955). Library of Congress
referencedIn Papers, 1918-1993 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Biography -- Jones, Jesse. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library
creatorOf Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955. Cordell Hull papers, 1901-1932, bulk 1921-1932. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
referencedIn Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965. Papers, 1941-1945. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Joseph P. Tumulty Papers, 1898-1969, (bulk 1913-1940) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Records of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. 1928 - 1964. General Correspondence
referencedIn Thompson (Ernest Othmer) Papers, 23285446., 1907-1967 The University of Texas at Austin, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
referencedIn Inventory of the Texas Battleship Papers Ragan MSS 00141 ., 11 Apr.-11 June 1948 Cushing Memorial Library,
referencedIn Cecil Thomson collection MC097., 1860-1953, (Bulk: 1920-1945) Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library,
referencedIn Rockwell Brothers. Rockwell Brothers, records, 1883-1947. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Jones (Jesse Holman) Papers 23285513., 1880-1965 Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
referencedIn Rayner (J. B. ) Papers 73-131., 1903-1919 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
creatorOf Jesse H. Jones Papers, 1916-1960, (bulk 1926-1945) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn San Jacinto Centennial Association records MC001., 1935-1938, (Bulk: 1935-1936) Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library,
referencedIn Morgenthau, Henry, 1891-1967. Papers, 1866-1953, 1933-1953 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn James Couzens Papers, 1903-1940 Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Glass, Carter, 1858-1946. Papers of Carter Glass [manuscript], 1858-1946, and n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf San Jacinto Centennial Association (1935-1938). San Jacinto Centennial Association : Records, 1935-1938 1935-1936. San Jacinto Museum of History
referencedIn Smith, Charles Perley, 1878-1948. Charles Perley Smith papers, 1920-1946. Library of Congress
creatorOf Records of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. 1928 - 1964. General Records
referencedIn McLemore (Atkins Jefferson) Papers, 1903-1919 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Judge Woodrow Seals Papers MSS 0414., 1941-1990, 1961-1990 Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library,
referencedIn Sloan, George A. Papers, 1917-1955. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Edward Mandell House papers, 1885-2007, 1885-1938 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Charles Perley Smith Papers, 1920-1946 Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn The Rice Hotel Collection RG D 28., 1935 to 1978, 1944 to 1958 Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library,
referencedIn Mackay, Colin B., 1920-. University of New Brunswick : 1955. University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Harriet Irving Library
referencedIn William A. Comstock Papers, 1902-1949 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Foster, Marcellus Elliot, papers 94-342; 95-057., 1920, 1925 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
creatorOf Adkerson, J. Carson (Joseph Carson), 1892-. Papers of J. Carson Adkerson [manuscript], 1913-1981. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Glass, Carter, 1858-1946. Correspondence of Carter Glassh[manuscript], 1908-1946. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Willard, Daniel, 1861-1942. Daniel Willard papers, 1899-1942. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn M. T. Jones Lumber Company Records 1949., 1883-1914 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
creatorOf Comstock, William Alfred, 1877-1949. William Alfred Comstock papers, 1899-1949. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Joseph Pulitzer Papers, 1897-1958, (bulk 1925-1955) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn House, Edward Mandell, 1858-1938. Edward Mandell House papers, 1885-1938 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn William Frederick Halsey Papers, 1907-1959, (bulk 1943-1959) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Halsey, William Frederick, 1882-1959. Papers William Frederick Halsey, 1907-1959 (bulk 1943-1959). Library of Congress
referencedIn Edith Bolling Galt Wilson Papers, 1833-1961, (bulk 1925-1961) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Frank Murphy papers, 1908-1949 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Tumulty, Joseph P. (Joseph Patrick), 1879-1954. Papers of Joseph P. Tumulty, 1898-1969 (bulk 1913-1940). Library of Congress
referencedIn House, Edward Mandell, 1858-1938. Edward Mandell House papers, 1885-2007 (inclusive), 1885-1938 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Dancy, Oscar Cromwell, 1879-1971. Dancy, Oscar Cromwell, papers, 1917-1965. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Comstock, William Alfred, 1877-1949. William Alfred Comstock papers, 1899-1949. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Reconstruction Finance Corporation. [Minor publications]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Prentiss Marsh Brown Papers, 1902-1973 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Carr, George R. (George Russell), b. 1877,. [Collection of letters to George R. Carr, 1912-1953]. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Couzens, James, 1872-1936. James Couzens papers, 1903-1940. Library of Congress
referencedIn Rockwell Brothers Records, 1883-1947 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn McNutt mss., 1899-1955 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Foster, Marcellus E. (Marcellus Elliott), b. 1870. Foster, Marcellus Elliot, papers, 1920, 1925 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Jones, Jesse H. (Jesse Holman), 1874-1956. Papers of Jesse H. Jones, 1916-1960 (bulk 1926-1945). Library of Congress
referencedIn Dodd, Jimmie A., 1917-1984. Dodd, Jimmie A., photograph collection, 1937-1966. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Houston Art League. Historical records scrapbook, 1900-1938. Hirsch Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
referencedIn Papers of Drew Pearson. 1915 - 1969. Files from the Merry-Go-Round Farm
referencedIn Judge Woodrow Seals Papers MSS 0414., 1941-1990, 1961-1990 Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library,
referencedIn Dodd (Jimmie A. ) Photograph Collection, 83-176; 2011-152., 1937-1966. Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
referencedIn Inventory of the E. J. Kyle Papers TAMU MSS 00078., 1902-1957. Cushing Memorial Library,
referencedIn Shoup, Paul, 1874-1946. Paul Shoup papers, 1928-1946. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Lyndon Baines Johnson Archives Collection. 1931 - 1968. Selected Names Correspondence Files
referencedIn Clippings and newsletter of the University of Virginia Woodrow Wilson School of Foreign Affairs [manuscript], 1945-1949. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Bob Bailey Studios. Bob Bailey Studios photographic archive, 1932-1998. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn M. T. Jones Lumber Company. M.T. Jones Lumber Company Records, 1883-1914 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Jones, Jesse H. (Jesse Holman), 1874-1956. Jones, Jesse Holman, papers, 1880-1965. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Dancy, Oscar Cromwell Papers 67-84; 73-162; 97-345; 99-112., 1917-1965 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
Role Title Holding Repository
Direct Relationships
Relation Name
associatedWith Adkerson, J. Carson (Joseph Carson), 1892- person
associatedWith American National Red Cross. corporateBody
associatedWith Angley, J. Edward person
correspondedWith Baruch, Bernard M. (Bernard Mannes), 1870-1965 person
associatedWith Bob Bailey Studios. corporateBody
associatedWith Brown, Prentiss Marsh, 1889-1973 person
correspondedWith Carr, George R. (George Russell), b. 1877, person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Comstock, William Alfred, 1877-1949. person
correspondedWith Couzens, James, 1872-1936. person
associatedWith Cullen, Hugh Roy, 1881- person
associatedWith Dancy, Oscar Cromwell person
associatedWith Dancy, Oscar Cromwell, 1879-1971. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Democratic Party (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Dodd, Jimmie A. person
associatedWith Dodd, Jimmie A., 1917-1984. person
correspondedWith Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 person
associatedWith Farley, James A. person
correspondedWith Farley, James A. (James Aloysius), 1888-1976 person
associatedWith Foster, Marcellus E. (Marcellus Elliott), b. 1870 person
correspondedWith Garner, John Nance, 1868-1967 person
associatedWith Glass, Carter, 1858-1946. person
associatedWith Halsey, William Frederick, 1882-1959. person
associatedWith Holcombe, Oscar person
correspondedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 person
correspondedWith Hopkins, Harry L. (Harry Lloyd), 1890-1946 person
associatedWith House, Edward Mandell, 1858-1938. person
associatedWith Houston Art League. corporateBody
associatedWith Houston Fat Stock Show corporateBody
correspondedWith Hughes, Howard, 1905-1976 person
associatedWith Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955. person
associatedWith Jones, Audrey Louise person
associatedWith Jones, Mary Gibbs person
associatedWith Kyle, Edwin Jackson, 1876- person
associatedWith Mackay, Colin B., 1920- person
associatedWith McLemore, Atkins Jefferson person
associatedWith McNutt, Paul V. (Paul Vories), 1891-1955 person
associatedWith Methodist Hospital (Houston, Tex.) corporateBody
associatedWith Morgenthau, Henry, 1891-1967. person
associatedWith M.T. Jones Lumber Company corporateBody
associatedWith Murphy, Frank, 1890-1949 person
associatedWith New York Times Company corporateBody
associatedWith Paul A. Freund person
associatedWith Port of Houston Authority. corporateBody
correspondedWith Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911 person
correspondedWith Pulitzer, Joseph, 1885-1955. person
associatedWith Rayner (J. B.) person
associatedWith Reconstruction Finance Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Rice Hotel Management and Sales Departments, 1935-1978 corporateBody
associatedWith Rockwell Brothers family
associatedWith Rockwell Brothers. family
associatedWith Rockwell, James M. person
associatedWith Rogers, Will, 1879-1935 person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 person
associatedWith San Jacinto Battleground Monument (Tex.) corporateBody
associatedWith San Jacinto Centennial Association, 1935-1938 corporateBody
correspondedWith Schwab, Charles M., 1862-1939 person
associatedWith Seals, Woodrow Bradley person
associatedWith Seals, Woodrow Bradley person
associatedWith Shoup, Paul, 1874-1946. person
associatedWith Sloan, George A. person
correspondedWith Smith, Alfred Emanuel, 1873-1944 person
correspondedWith Smith, Charles Perley, 1878-1948. person
correspondedWith Snyder, John W. (John Wesley), 1895-1985 person
associatedWith South Texas Lumber Company. corporateBody
associatedWith St. Paul's Methodist Church (Houston, Tex.) corporateBody
associatedWith Texas (Battleship) person
associatedWith Texas Centennial (1936 : Dallas, Tex.) corporateBody
associatedWith Thomson, Cecil, 1889-1952 person
correspondedWith Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 person
associatedWith Tumulty, Joseph P. (Joseph Patrick), 1879-1954. person
associatedWith United States. Congress. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of Commerce. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Federal Loan Agency. corporateBody
associatedWith Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965. person
associatedWith Willard, Daniel, 1861-1942. person
correspondedWith Wilson, Edith Bolling Galt, 1872-1961 person
associatedWith Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
San Jacinto Battleground State Historical Park (Tex.)
United States
Texas--Houston
Texas
Houston (Tex.).
United States
Texas
Texas
United States
Port of Houston (Tex.)
Subject
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
Occupation
Capitalists and financiers
Cabinet officers
Financiers
Function

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Birth 1874-04-05

Death 1956-06-01

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