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John Price Jones

author and publicist.

John Price Jones, American author and publicist.


Jones, John Price was born on August 12, 1877 in at Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of David F. and Leah (Price) Jones.


Graduate Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H., 1898. Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1902. Student George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia, 1902.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Harding College, 1951.


Private secretary Samuel L. Powers, Medical Corps, 1901-1903. Reporter, Washington Post, 1903, New York Globe, 1903-1905, New York Press, 1905-1912, New York Sun, 1912-1917. With H. K. McCann Company, special advisor, 1917.

Assistant director publicity Liberty Loan Committee, New York, 1917, 18, 19. General manager Harvard endowment fund campaign, 1919. Chairman board, treasurer John Price Jones Company, Inc., Jones & Brakeley Inc.

Chairman of the Board, consultant G. A. Brakeley & Limited company. President and treasurer of Pricejon Corporation. Trustee Inter-River Press, Inc.

Chairman public relations committee of New York State War Finance Committee for 3rd and 4th loans, 1943-1944. Trustee Phillips Exeter Academy, 1938-1948.


  • Author: America Entangled, 1917. German Secret Service in America, 1914-1917 (with Paul M. Hollister). How to Conduct Campaigns for College Endowments, 1920.

    Methods and Costs for Raising Funds for Colleges and Universities, 1923. National Survey of Fund Raising, 1926. Fundamental Factors in Fund-Raising, 1930.

    Public Relations-Public Policy and Commercial Publicity, 1933. The Technique to Win in Fund-Raising, 1934. Gifts and Bequests to Colleges and Universities in Good Times and Bad Times, 1938.

    Trends in Educational Finance, 1920-1938, 39. At the Bar of Public Opinion (with David McLaren Church), 1939. Editor The Yearbook of Philanthropy.

    The American Giver, 1954.


Clubs: Wall Street, Down Town Association, Harvard, Union League.


Married Frieda B. Suppes, December 5, 1905.

David F. Jones

Leah (Price) Jones

Frieda B. Suppes