What Was it That Jesse Jones Said?

September 1939
Saturday Evening Post;9/9/1936, Vol. 212 Issue 11, p24
The article focuses on the resignation of Jesse H. Jones as head of the RFC. Jones reported to the president that the corporation had earned a surplus which exceeded all its business losses in July 1939. But according to newspapers, the agency has been facing business losses. The financial record of the company shows the company's loans to small business which is missing in the testimony of Jones.


Related Articles

  • Credit and the Government.  // America;2/17/1934, Vol. 50 Issue 20, p462 

    This article discusses a speech made by Jesse H. Jones, chairman of the Reconstruction Finance Corp., regarding the plan of the U.S. government to go into the business of extending credits as of February 1934. Jones told bankers that they now have the chance to help the country to return to...

  • Between Community and Corporation: The Southern Roots of Jesse H. Jones and the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. Buenger, Walter L. // Journal of Southern History;Aug90, Vol. 56 Issue 3, p481 

    Traces the southern roots of Jesse H. Jones in heading the Reconstruction Finance Corp., a lending institution in the Southern U.S. Family background of Jones; Importance of kinship and friendship in business; Business attitude and perspective; Entry of Jones into politics; Contribution of...

  • "A Decent Burial".  // Time;May1950, Vol. 55 Issue 18, p84 

    The article reports on Texas banker and Reconstruction Finance Corp. (RFC) head Jesse H. Jones' belief that the RFC should be abolished. A letter written by Jones to a U.S. Senate banking subcommittee led by Senator J. William Fulbright argues that the RFC has become irrelevant because of the...

  • Jesse Jones, Bottleneck. Straight, Michael // New Republic;12/26/41, Vol. 105 Issue 26, p881 

    Alleges Jesse Jones, the U.S. Federal Loan Administrator, for the defeat of the U.S. Navy at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Charge that Jones arrogated to himself all power over the planning and construction of new factories and plants producing for the war effort and that this power has been misused;...

  • Other People's Money. Flynn, John T. // New Republic;4/1/36, Vol. 86 Issue 1113, p220 

    Focuses on criticism of Jesse Jones, chairman of Reconstruction Finance Corp. (RFC) to appoint a well known Wall Street banker-railroad, Frank C. Wright as a special advisor in connection to his railroad loans. Description of Wright's career with the Frisco road; Comments on mismanagement of the...

  • Cabinet Member of the Century. Burka, Paul // Texas Monthly;Dec99, Vol. 27 Issue 12, p137 

    Profiles Jesse Jones, a nonelected Texan who was politically powerful. Job as Secretary of Commerce; Amount of loans that he oversaw; How his loans helped jump-start the Texas defense industry.

  • KNIGHTS IN BINDING ARMOR. McCormick, David // America's Civil War;Mar2010, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p56 

    The article focuses on the importance of a bulletproof vest for soldiers in the Civil War as well as other local authorities in the U.S. It cites the experience of Captain Jesse H. Jones of Company I of the 60th New York wherein the novel piece of a protective gear prevented him from a fatal...

  • APRIL 5, 1874. Stone, Ron // Book of Texas Days;1984, p58 

    The article recounts the contribution of Jesse Jones to Houston in Texas. Jones, who was born in Tennessee on April 5, 1874, helped build Houston into a great city. He owned the afternoon newspaper and controlled the bank with the most clout. He was also a political power-broker. He had served...

  • ALL THE POWER THAT MONEY CAN BUY. Durr, Clifford J. // New Republic;11/12/51, Vol. 125 Issue 20, p17 

    Presents a review for the book "Fifty Billion Dollars: My Thirteen Years With the R.F.C. (1932-1945)," by Jesse H. Jones and Edward Angly.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics