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Jesse H. Jones, the man and the statesman.

Author: Bascom N Timmons
Publisher: New York, Holt [1956]
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Biography of Jesse H. Jones and what led him to his duties at the White House under Roosevelt.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Timmons, Bascom Nolly, 1890-
Jesse H. Jones, the man and the statesman.
New York : Henry Holt & Co., ©1956
(OCoLC)707600390
Named Person: Jesse H Jones; Jesse Holman Jones
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bascom N Timmons
OCLC Number: 345537
Description: 414 pages illustrations 25 cm
Contents: Part I: The school of experience --
A boy and his forebears --
Free enterprise at fourteen --
A bit of wandering --
Years in the lumber business --
Part II: A city is born --
Mr. Jones goes to Houston --
Jones weathers a storm --
The lure of building --
Banks, the bayou, and the canal --
Part III: Wider Horizons --
Washington in World War I --
Back to main street --
The illness of Woodrow Wilson --
A democrat serves his party --
A convention comes to Houston --
Part IV: The battle for the banks --
The depression comes to Houston --
Jones joins the RFC --
Changing crews in a hurricane --
Reconstructing the banking system --
Converting the saved --
Part V: From depression to war --
Rescue of the railroads --
The many-sided RFC --
The Jones pattern of management --
Jones' relations with the White House --
The house of Jesse --
Honors, promotions, and politics --
Part VI: The sinews of war --
Mobilizing metals and other materials --
Building plants and homes --
Unnecessary controversy over necessary rubber --
War within war --
Part VII: The parting of the ways --
Fraying bonds with the White House --
Ite, Missa Est --
Part VIII: Home from the wars --
From war to peace --
The last years --
An appraisal --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Illustrated with photos.

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Biography of Jesse H. Jones and what led him to his duties at the White House under Roosevelt.

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