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Richard Lee Jones

Richard Lee Jones, American insurance company executive. Decorated Legion of Merit. Served as major in infantry in the Army of the United States, 1942-1946; Member Kappa Alpha Psi.


  • Jones, Richard Lee was born on December 21, 1893 in Albany, Georgia, United States. Son of Richard C. and Eliza B. (Brown) Jones.

  • Education

    • Student University of Cincinnati, 1912-1915, University of Illinois, 1917.


    • 1 son, Richard Lee III. Cashier First Standard Bank, Louisville, 1920-1922. Business manager Robert S. Abbott Publishing Company, 1922-1927. General manager Chicago Bee Public Company, 1927-1928.

      Vice president, general superintendent, personnel director South Center Department Store, Chicago, 1928-1942. Vice president National Investors Corporation, 1946-1949. Vice president, public relations director South Center Department Store, 1949-1954, vice president, 1959-1960.

      Director United States Operations Mission to Liberia, Foreign Operations Administration, 1954-1955. United States ambassador to Liberia, 1955-1960. Executive vice president Victory Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1960-1975.

      United States alternate delegate 11th General Assembly of the United Nations.


    Served as major in infantry in the Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Member Kappa Alpha Psi.


    • Married Elgetha Ore Huffman, September 17, 1943.
    • father: Richard C. Jones
    • mother: Eliza B. (Brown) Jones
    • spouse: Elgetha Ore Huffman
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    Born December 21, 1893
    Died October 13, 1975
    (aged 81)