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Mary Louise Jordan Jones

Mary Louise Jordan Jones, American writer. Named to Fine Arts Hall of Fame American Association of University Women, 1959; Sorbonne scholar, 1967-1968.

Background

  • Jones, Mary Louise Jordan was born on May 10, 1916 in Fredericksburg, Texas, United States. Daughter of Charles Jerome and Ima Lucille (Jackson) Jordan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Texas Women's University, 1939. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1946. Doctor of Philosophy, Sorbonne Experimenting Colleges and Universities, 1983.

    Career

    • Principal local elementary school, Aransas Pass, Texas, 1937-1939. Teacher art Walter Noble Junior High, 1939-1943. Teacher government and history Aransas Pass High School, 1943-1946.

      Teacher Robert E. Lee High School, Baytown, Texas, 1946-1951. Art counselor American Schools, Tripoli, Libya, 1961-1962, Bitburg, Federal Republic of Germany, 1962-1963. Teacher Ross S. Sterling High School, Baytown, 1970-1975.

      Professor art European campus University Maryland, 1975-1983. Free-lance writer, consultant art Baytown, from 1983. Judge art shows, 1939-1980.

    Works

    • Author: Woody Watches the Masters, Books I, II, III, 1985, 86. (play) Jade, 1937. Inventor educational game.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member district board Girl Scouts United States, Beeville, Texas, 1946-1951. President Art League, Baytown, 1971-1972. Life member Bay Area Heritage Society, Baytown.

    Member Friends of Sterling Municipal Library, Baytown, Lee College Foundation, Lee College Symphony, Junior League Houston, patron. Member National Art Educators Association, Texas Art Educators Association, American Association of University Women, Houston Museum Fine Arts, Young Women of Arts, Delta Kappa Gamma (life). Clubs: Bar Association Auxiliary, East Harris County.

    Personality

    Interests

    Volunteer, swimming, horseback riding, travle, aerobics.

    Connections

    • Married Charles Ingram Jones, August 16, 1941 (deceased).
    • father: Charles Jerome Jordan
    • mother: Ima Lucille (Jackson) Jordan
    • spouse: Charles Ingram Jones
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    Died June 14, 2007
    (aged 91)
    Nationality
    • 1939
      Texas Women's University
    • 1946
      Columbia University
    • 1983
      Sorbonne Experimenting Colleges and Universities
    • 1937 - 1939
      Principal local elementary school
      Aransas Pass, Texas, United States
    • 1939 - 1943
      teacher, art Walter Noble Junior High
    • 1943 - 1946
      teacher, government and history Aransas Pass High School
    • 1946 - 1951
      teacher, Robert E. Lee High School
      Baytown, Texas, United States
    • 1961 - 1962
      art counsel, or American Schools
      Tripoli, Liban-Nord, Lebanon
    • 1962 - 1963
      art counsel, or American Schools
      Bitburg, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
    • 1970 - 1975
      teacher, Ross S. Sterling High School
      Baytown, Texas, United States
    • 1975 - 1983
      professor, art European campus University Maryland
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