APRIL 5, 1874

Stone, Ron
January 1984
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 as the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.


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