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Jesse Holman Jones
Birth: Apr. 5, 1874
Robertson County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jun. 1, 1956
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

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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  Mary Gibbs Jones (____ - 1962)
 
Burial:
Forest Park Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Robert Word
Record added: Apr 30, 2002
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Mr. Jones, I just want to give you thanks for your actions and for the legacy you left for your fellow Houstonians. Thank you very much! I appreciate everything you have done and will work hard to expand your legacy. You have helped in making my dreams co...(Read more)
- Karen Perez
 Added: Jul. 15, 2014
Thank you, Mr. Secretary for your public service to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration. May you rest in peace.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jun. 7, 2014
Remembered 58 years later
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Jun. 1, 2014
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