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Jenard Morris Gross

Jenard Morris Gross, American investment executive. Fellow Brandeis University, 1978-1979.


  • Gross, Jenard Morris was born on October 7, 1929 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Son of Edward and Anna Madeline (Rubenstein) Gross.

  • Education

    • Bachelor magna cum laude, Vanderbilt University, 1950.


    • Investment builder, president Gross Builders, Inc., Houston, since 1959, Nationwide Apartment Management Corporation, 1967-1976. Chairman board Gulf Coast Savings Association, 1977-1985. Board directors Republic Bank, Spring Branch, 1973-1985, member loan committee, 1974-1984, investment committee, 1977-1985, loan committee, 1974-1985.

      President, chairman, chief executive officer United Savings Association of Texas, United Finance Group, Inc. Board regents Texas Southern University, since 1991. Board directors Delta Lloyds Insurance Company, WRI Holdings Inc., Equus Transportation Inc., Houston branch Federal Reserve Board, Lloyd's of London.

      Chairman development board University Texas Health Science, 1992. Lecturer University Houston, 1973-1975.


    • Speaker professional assna. Interview Today Show, 1969. Testimony United States House of representatives, United States Senate.


    Treasurer committee San Jacinto council Girl Scouts United States, 1976-1985. Trustee San Jocinto Girl Scouts Foundation, 1979-1985, board directors, 1978-1985, treasurer 1979-1985. Board directors Houston Symphony Orchestra, since 1979, March of Dimes, 1979-1980, Wortham Theater Center, since 1981, Society for Performing Arts, 1979-1985, Salvation Army, since 1982.

    General chairman United Jewish Campaign of Houston, 1970. Local chairman Brandeis University, 1970. Member president's council, since 1972.

    Member mayor's citizens advisory committee of Housing, Houston, 1969-1971, mayor's urban renewal committee, 1967-1968, development board Health Science Center University Texas at Houston, since 1987. Executive committee Citizens for Decent Housing. Vice chairman president's committee of United Nations Day of United Nations Association, 1972-1981.

    Vice president Jewish Community Council, 1972. Co-chairman bicentennial week Temple Emanu El, 1976. Member health science board University Texas.

    Active Rice Associations, since 1971. Construction industry council, 1969-1970. Board directors Salvation Army, since 1982, Wortham Theater Center, since 1981.

    Chairman board Houston Grand Opera, 1986, director since 1977, president, 1984-1985, vice president, 1982-1984. Treasurer Grand Opera Endowment, Inc., 1982-1984, trustee, since 1982. Member Friend of English National Opera, board directors 1983-1985, president 1983-1985.

    Trustee Winchendon School, trustee, since 1985, Pauline Sterne Wolff Foundation, since 1985. Member board regents Texas Southern University, since 1991. Chairman health science development board University Texas, 1992.

    Served with United States Army, 1953-1954. Member Houston Apartment Association (president 1968, board directors 1967-1976), National Apartment Association (president 1969-1970, board directors 1968-1973, regional vice president, 1968-1969, executive committee 1968-1969), Texas Apartment Association (board directors 1967-1969), Vanderbilt Alumni Club of Houston (president 1965, class agent 1972-1975, chairman Living Endowment Drive of Vanderbilt 1966), Texas Research League (board dirs.1987—), Greater Houston Alumni Chapter Phi Beta Kappa (president 1975), Hous. Chamber of Commerce (governmental affairs committee 1975, housing committee 1975-1978).

    Clubs: University, Racquet, Houstonian, Westwood Country (director 1969-1975, president 1971), Ramada.


    • Married Gail Marilyn Meyrowitz, July 11, 1973. Children: Jay, Stephanie, Amy, Dawn, Shawn.
    • father: Edward Gross
    • mother: Anna Madeline (Rubenstein) Gross
    • spouse: Gail Marilyn Meyrowitz
    • children: Jay Gross
    • Stephanie Gross
    • Amy Gross
    • Dawn Gross
    • Shawn Gross
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    • 1950
      Vanderbilt University
    • 1973 - 1985
      board director, s Republic Bank
      Spring Branch, Texas, United States
    • 1974 - 1985
      board director, s Republic Bank
    • 1977 - 1985
      chairman, board Gulf Coast Savings Association
    • 1977 - 1985
      board director, s Republic Bank
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