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Joseph Jones Munson

sugar manufacturer.

Joseph Jones Munson, American sugar manufacturer.


Munson, Joseph Jones was born on March 20, 1889 in Jackson, Louisiana, United States. Son of Albert Galletin and May Adele (Lemon) Munson.


Bachelor of Science, Louisiana State University, 1914, Mechanical Engineering, 1928.


1 daughter, Genevieve (Mistress Morrell F. Trimble). With S. Puerto Rico Sugar Company, 1916-1919. Assistant engineer, then chief engineer Western div.

Cuba Cane Sugar Corporation, 1919-1924. Professor mechanic engineering Louisiana State University, 1924-1925, professor sugar engineering, 1925-1927. Formerly with South Coast Corporation, Houma, Louisiana, from 1927, vice president, general manager, 1937-1943, president, 1943-1965, former chairman.

Co-owner, director Terrebonne Lumber & Supply Company, Houma, from 1937, vice president, Executive Committee, director State Agricultural Credit Corporation, New Orleans, from 1939. Director Citizens National Bank & Trust Company, Houma, Louisiana, Celotex Corporation.


Member of the board of directors Louisiana Sugar Exchange, New Orleans. Member American Sugar Cane League United States, American Society Sugar Cane Technologists, Theta Xi. Club: Boston (New Orleans).

Inventor can harvester, cane loader, mill journal bearings, crystallizer, hydraulic accumulator, vacuum pan, continuous centrifuge, sugar cane cleaner, clarifier, syrup process, mill roll grooving, turnplate for sugar cane mills, sugar cane gathering system.


Married Emma Lea Harvey, May 3, 1918.

Albert Galletin Munson

May Adele (Lemon) Munson

Emma Lea Harvey