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Thomas Norman Jones

business executive.

Thomas Norman Jones, business executive. Member engineering corps in charge construction of Potomac R.R. yards porth of Alexandria, Virginia, 1904-1906; member of the board of trustees Funds of the Protestant Epis. Church, Diocese of Virginia; Member Richmond Chamber of Commerce (former director), Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Newcomen Society of England, S.A.R., Delta Psi.

Background

Jones, Thomas Norman was born on July 15, 1882 in Richmond. Son of Thomas Norman and Kate Gifford (Skelton) Jones.

Education

Student of University of Virginia, 1903-1904.

Career

Member engineering corps in charge construction of Potomac R.R. yards porth of Alexandria, Virginia, 1904-1906. Entered electrical department of electrical and transportation properties, Richmond, Virginia, 1906. Foreman car barns, transportation department, 1906.

Superintendent Richmond and Chesapeake Bay Railway Company, between Richmond and Ashland, Virginia, superintendent Virginia Light & Power Company, Ashland, Virginia, 1907. Chief engineer railways Virginia Railway & Power Company, 1911. Assistant general manager Norfolk & Portsmouth div. of Virginia Railway & Power Company, 1917, general manager Norfolk & Portsmouth div., 1920.

Vice president Virginia Elec. & Power Company (name changed from Virginia Railway & Power Company, 1925). 1928-1950, vice president personnel, 1952-1953.

In charge of Virginia Electric and Power Company public transportation operations, 1934-1945.

Membership

Member engineering corps in charge construction of Potomac R.R. yards porth of Alexandria, Virginia, 1904-1906. Member of the board of trustees Funds of the Protestant Epis. Church, Diocese of Virginia.

Member Richmond Chamber of Commerce (former director), Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Newcomen Society of England, S.A.R., Delta Psi.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Landon Wellford, October 18, 1911. Children: Katharine Skelton, Robert Carter Wellford.

father:
Thomas Norman Jones

mother:
Kate Gifford (Skelton) Jones

spouse:
Elizabeth Landon Wellford

children:
Katharine Skelton Jones

Robert Carter Wellford Jones