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Thomas Norman Jones

Thomas Norman Jones, business executive. Member engineering corps in charge construction of Potomac R.R. yards porth of Alexandria, Virginia, 1904-1906; member of the board of trustees Funds of the Protestant Epis. Church, Diocese of Virginia; Member Richmond Chamber of Commerce (former director), Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Newcomen Society of England, S.A.R., Delta Psi.

Background

  • Jones, Thomas Norman was born on July 15, 1882 in Richmond. Son of Thomas Norman and Kate Gifford (Skelton) Jones.

  • Education

    • Student of University of Virginia, 1903-1904.

    Career

    • Member engineering corps in charge construction of Potomac R.R. yards porth of Alexandria, Virginia, 1904-1906. Entered electrical department of electrical and transportation properties, Richmond, Virginia, 1906. Foreman car barns, transportation department, 1906.

      Superintendent Richmond and Chesapeake Bay Railway Company, between Richmond and Ashland, Virginia, superintendent Virginia Light & Power Company, Ashland, Virginia, 1907. Chief engineer railways Virginia Railway & Power Company, 1911. Assistant general manager Norfolk & Portsmouth div. of Virginia Railway & Power Company, 1917, general manager Norfolk & Portsmouth div., 1920.

      Vice president Virginia Elec. & Power Company (name changed from Virginia Railway & Power Company, 1925). 1928-1950, vice president personnel, 1952-1953.

      In charge of Virginia Electric and Power Company public transportation operations, 1934-1945.

    Membership

    Member engineering corps in charge construction of Potomac R.R. yards porth of Alexandria, Virginia, 1904-1906. Member of the board of trustees Funds of the Protestant Epis. Church, Diocese of Virginia.

    Member Richmond Chamber of Commerce (former director), Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Newcomen Society of England, S.A.R., Delta Psi.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Landon Wellford, October 18, 1911. Children: Katharine Skelton, Robert Carter Wellford.
    • father: Thomas Norman Jones
    • mother: Kate Gifford (Skelton) Jones
    • spouse: Elizabeth Landon Wellford
    • children: Katharine Skelton Jones
    • Robert Carter Wellford Jones
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    Born July 15, 1882
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