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William Houston Jones

William Houston Jones, American stock brokerage executive, financial consultant. Certified finance planner. Decorated Air medal with five oak leaf clusters, Legion of Merit.


  • Jones, William Houston was born on May 28, 1932 in Woodruff, South Carolina, United States. Son of Walter H. and Inez (Ray) Jones.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Clemson University, 1955. Diploma, Air War College, 1974.


    • Commissioned officer United States Air Force, 1955, advanced through grades to lieutenant colonel, 1971, flight institute Greenville Air Force Base, Mississippi, 1956-1960, institute instrument pilot school Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, 1960-1964, aide-de-camp to Commander Atomic Energy Commission Washington, 1964-1966, pilot 460th Tactical Reconnaisance Wing Saigon, Vietnam, 1966-1967, assistant executive officer Comptroller of Air Force Washington, 1967-1970, operations officer 7101th Airborne Wing Weisbaden, Federal Republic of Germany, 1970-1971, aide-de-camp to the United States representative National and Joint Chiefs Staff, American Embassy Brussels, 1971-1975, chief resources division Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, 1975-1977, retired, 1977. Assistant vice president Merrill Lynch, Wichita Falls, Texas, since 1977. Advisor University Investment Club.

    Major achievements

    • Certified finance planner.


    The concept of a free church in a free state rests not on political theory nor on human documents but on the word of God.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    A mature Christian can reach a state where the love of God reigns supreme in the heart. No one can be perfect in an absolute way, as God is. But it is possible to be perfect in love to God.

    Denomination: Baptist


    Responsibility for parenting is to encourage social, economic, and religious efforts to maintain and strengthen relationships within families in order that every member may be assisted toward complete personhood.


    Member Kidney Board, Mental Health Board. Member Air Force Association, Daedalions, Toastmasters (president Wichita Falls 1979, area governor 1980), University Club (board directors 1990, chairman social committee 1990), University Investment Club (investment advisor 1990), Masons, Shriners, Rotary (chairman international service 1991).



    Flying, speaking, travel, reading, fishing.


    • Married Delores Edna Emmett, December 5, 1959 (divorced April 1983). Children: Sheila L. (deceased), Brenda R. Married Sharon K. Baggett, May 23, 1991.
    • father: Walter H. Jones
    • mother: Inez (Ray) Jones
    • spouses: Delores Edna Emmett
    • Sharon K. Baggett
    • children: Sheila L. Jones (deceased)
    • Brenda R. Jones
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    • 1955
      Clemson University
    • 1974
      Air War College
    • 1955
      Commissioned officer, United States Air Force
    • 1956 - 1960
      Commissioned officer, United States Air Force
      Mississippi, United States
    • 1960 - 1964
      Commissioned officer, United States Air Force
      Texas, United States
    • 1964 - 1966
      Commissioned officer, United States Air Force
    • 1966 - 1967
      Commissioned officer, United States Air Force
    • 1971
      Commissioned officer, United States Air Force
    • 1971 - 1975
      Commissioned officer, United States Air Force
    • 1975 - 1977
      Commissioned officer, United States Air Force
      Texas, United States
    • 1977
      assistant, vice president Merrill Lynch
      Wichita Falls, Texas, United States
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