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James Harold Jones

pharmaceutical company executive

James Harold Jones, American pharmaceutical company executive. Recipient Hornblower award New Orleans Public Relations Society of America, 1974, Service award National Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation, Service award New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, 1972, Carnation award for Otstanding Service Volunteer and Information Agency.


Jones, James Harold was born on August 26, 1930 in Harrison, Arkansas, United States. Son of Charlie and Pearl M. (Wood) Jones.


Bachelor of Business Administration, University Arkansas, 1953. Certified banking, Southern Methodist University, 1960. Advanced management degree, Harvard University, 1966.


From assistant cashier to vice president Republic National Bank Dallas, 1954-1963, senior vice president, 1963-1967, executive vice president, 1967-1969. Chairman, president, chief executive officer First Commerce Corporation, New Orleans, 1969-1975. Deputy chairman, president, chief executive officer Bancal Tri-State Corporation, San Francisco, 1975.

Chairman, president First Resources Corporation, San Mateo, California, since 1975. Chairman, chief executive officer Jameson Pharmaceutical Corporation, Burlingame, since 1983. Board directors Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.


Trustee Public Affairs Research Council Louisiana, Inc., 1972-1975, chairman Greater New Orleans development committee, 1972-1975. Director United Way Greater New Orleans, 1973-1975, chairman various fund drives 1972-1974. Director Greater New Orleans Area Chamber of Commerce, 1970-1974, member many committees, 1970-1975.

Director Greater New Orleans Tourist and Convention Commission, 1970-1975. Member advisory board Louisiana Foundation for Private Colleges, 1972-1975. Development council University Arkansas, Fayetteville, since 1973.

Vice president New Orleans Area Council Boy Scouts American, 1972-1975. Active National Council Boy Scouts American, 1974. National board Childrens' Charities American, 1974-1975.

Board directors New Orleans Philharmonic, 1971-1975. Honorary board member Big Brothers American. Active Hillsborough (California) School Foundation, 1982-1984.

Director board deacons, chairman finance committee First Baptist Church of Burlingame. Member Commonwealth Club of California, Newcomen Society, Arkansas University Alumni Association (life, board directors 1963-1966), Phi Lamda Chi.


Married Peggy Lou Bort, April 2, 1960. Children: James Bort, Cliff Ownbey, Lee Christopher, Kenneth Carson.

Charlie Jones

Pearl M. (Wood) Jones

Peggy Lou Bort

James Bort Jones

Cliff Ownbey Jones

Lee Christopher Jones

Kenneth Carson Jones