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Jess Thomas Hay was American finance company executive. Bar: Texas. Recipient Distinguished Service award Association Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 1987, Distinguished Alumnus award Southern Methodist University, Santa Rita award, University Texas Austin, 1991.


Hay, Jess Thomas was born on January 22, 1931 in Forney, Texas, United States. Son of George and Myrtle Hay.


Bachelor of Business Administration, Southern Methodist University, 1953. Juris Doctor magna cum laude, Southern Methodist University, 1955.


Associate Locke, Purnell, Boren, Laney & Neely, 1955-1961, partner, 1961-1965. President, chief executive officer Lomas Finance Corporation, Dallas, 1965-1969, chairman board, chief executive officer, 1969-1994. Chairman board, chief executive officer, trustee Lomas & Nettleton Mortgage Investors, 1969-1992.

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Capstead Mortgage Corporation (formerly Lomas Mortgage Corporation), 1985-1991. Chairman HCB Enterprises Inc, 1996-2007. Board directors Trinity Industries, Inc., Hilltop Holding, Inc., Viad Corporation, Money Gram International.

Former board directors Exxon Mobile Corporation, Session Border Controllers Communications American Telephone & Telegraph Company, M Corporation, Republic Finance Services, Allied Finance Company.


  • Bar: Texas.


God wants to see people productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.


The state cannot control the church, nor should the church attempt to dominate the state. However, religious expression should be present in public life.


People are called to love God not only with their hearts, but also with their minds. All things should be considered through the light of reason. In order to do that, it is necessary to become aware of different points of view and be able to develop critical thinking in relation to any political or social problem.


Former member Democratic National Committee, also former national finance chairman. Former chairman board regents University Texas Systems. Former member Dallas Citizens Council, Dallas Assembly.

Member Greater Dallas Planning Council. Member World War II Memorial Advisory Board. Board directors Texas Research League, North Texas Food Bank, Child Care Partnership Dallas, Dallas County History Foundation.

Chairman board Texas Foundation for Higher Education. Trustee Southwestern Medical Foundation. Member American Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Newcomen Society North America, United States Chamber of Commerce.


Married Betty Jo Peacock, l95l (divorced 2005). Children: Deborah Hay Spradley, Patricia Hay.

George Hay

Myrtle Hay

Betty Jo Peacock

Deborah Hay Spradley Hay

Patricia Hay Daibert Hay