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Gus Sessions Wortham

Gus Sessions Wortham, American insurance company executive. Recipient Insurance Man of Year award Federation Insurance Counsel, 1958, Distinguished Alumni award University Texas, 1962, Coronat medal St. Edward’s U., Austin, Texas, 1963, Distinguished Alumni award John Tarleton State College, 1966; named Key Houstonian Houston Board Realtors, 1968, honorary Eagle Scout, 1968.


  • Wortham, Gus Sessions was born in February 1891 in Mexia, Texas, United States. Son of John Lee and Fanny Carter (Sessions) Wortham.

  • Education

    • Student of University Texas, 1908-1911.


    • Organized American General Insurance Company, 1926, president, 40 years, retired as Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, director American General Companies, 1972. Director American General Bond Fund, Inc., American General Convertible Securities, Inc. Chairman advisory board Texas Commerce Bank.

      Chairman Longhorn Portland Cement Company, 1937-1965. Partner Houston Country Club Properties.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Member advising committee United Fund of Houston and Harris County (Texas). Trustee DeBakey Medical Foundation, Texas Safety Association, Texas. Member of the United States (director and chairman policy committee 1953-1959), Houston (president 1934-1935) chambers commerce, Society Performing Arts (director) Newcomen Society North America, Philosophical Society Texas, Texas Safety Association, Texas Institute Advisory Association (Executive Committee), Beta Gamma Sigma, Sigma Nu, Theta Nu Epsilon.

    Clubs: Houston, Houston Country, Ramada, Petroleum, Tejas, Coronado, Allegro (Houston).


    • Married Lyndall Finley, October 4, 1926. Children: Lyndall (Mistress.
    • father: John Lee Wortham
    • mother: Fanny Carter (Sessions) Wortham
    • spouse: Lyndall Finley
    • child: Lyndall (Mrs Wortham
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    Born February, 1891
    Died September 1, 1976
    (aged 85)