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Richard Lee Jones

insurance company executive

Richard Lee Jones, American insurance company executive. Decorated Legion of Merit. Served as major in infantry in the Army of the United States, 1942-1946; Member Kappa Alpha Psi.


Jones, Richard Lee was born on December 21, 1893 in Albany, Georgia, United States. Son of Richard C. and Eliza B. (Brown) Jones.


Student University of Cincinnati, 1912-1915, University of Illinois, 1917.


1 son, Richard Lee III. Cashier First Standard Bank, Louisville, 1920-1922. Business manager Robert S. Abbott Publishing Company, 1922-1927. General manager Chicago Bee Public Company, 1927-1928.

Vice president, general superintendent, personnel director South Center Department Store, Chicago, 1928-1942. Vice president National Investors Corporation, 1946-1949. Vice president, public relations director South Center Department Store, 1949-1954, vice president, 1959-1960.

Director United States Operations Mission to Liberia, Foreign Operations Administration, 1954-1955. United States ambassador to Liberia, 1955-1960. Executive vice president Victory Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1960-1975.

United States alternate delegate 11th General Assembly of the United Nations.


Served as major in infantry in the Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Member Kappa Alpha Psi.


Married Elgetha Ore Huffman, September 17, 1943.

Richard C. Jones

Eliza B. (Brown) Jones

Elgetha Ore Huffman