Bob Jones

Lane Foil  |  10/20/2012 2:58:55 AM

Bob Jones
Bob Jones was a large landowner in East Feliciana Parish and friend of Earl K. Long. Mr. Jones was instrumental in bringing electricity to the rural parishes in the 1940s. For more than 50 years, students and faculty in LSU’s wildlife, fisheries, and forestry programs used Jones’ land to conduct research. Mr. Jones was instrumental in the allocation of the land where the Bob R. Jones-Idlewild Research Station where the Institute is located to the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center. Bob Jones was one of the leading developers of commercial Brahman and Braford cattle in Louisiana. He was a president of the American Brahman Breeders Association and was active in the Louisiana Cattleman’s Association. For 43 years, he sat on the board of directors of Dixie Electric Membership Corp., which he was a founding member and past president. Mr. Jones also was on the board of directors of Clinton Bank and Trust Co. for more than 50 years. Jones was a tireless worker who was dedicated to his many interests. Farming, banking, and public life were his hobbies. According to his daughter, Bob liked family, God, Dixie Electric, and Clinton Bank and Trust, but not necessarily in that order.
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