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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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Forest Park Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Robert Word
Record added: Apr 30, 2002
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Jesse Holman Jones: Sir, you will be remembered as as United States 9th Secretary of Commerce from 1940 to 1945. His most important role was to head the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC), (193245), a federal agency originally created by Herbert Ho...(Read more)
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Jesse Holman Jones: Sir, you will be remembered as as United States 9th Secretary of Commerce from 1940 to 1945. His most important role was to head the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC), (193245), a federal agency originally created by Herbert Ho...(Read more)
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 Added: Apr. 5, 2013
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