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Gus S. Wortham, portrait as a young man

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dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-07T15:52:39Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-07T15:52:39Z
dc.date.issued 1934-01-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1911/37110
dc.description Portrait of Gus Sessions Wortham, from the Gus S. Wortham family and business records.
dc.description.abstract Gus Sessions Wortham (1891-1976), businessman, civic leader, cattle rancher and philanthropist, served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of American General for almost five decades. He is also remembered for establishing the Wortham Foundation for support of cultural organizations and parks in Houston. In addition to the Wortham Theater Center, several other public places in Houston are named for Wortham, including Gus Wortham Park, Gus Wortham Memorial Fountain, Wortham Fountain at the Texas Medical Center, Wortham House (home of the University of Houston chancellor), Wortham IMAX Theater at the Museum of Natural Science, Wortham World of Primates at the Houston Zoo, and Wortham Tower in the American General Center.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University
dc.rights This material is being shared under the U.S. Copyright Sec. 17 Fair Use clause and cannot be used for commerical purposes or used without attribution. Creative Commons license: href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
dc.title Gus S. Wortham, portrait as a young man
dc.type Image
dc.date.digital 2007-03-21
dc.date.original 1934
dc.source.collection Forms part of the Gus S. Wortham family and business records (http://www.rice.edu/fondren/woodson/mss/ms514.html), Box 15 folder 3 item 1, at the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University (http://www.rice.edu/fondren/woodson/, 713-348-1586). Woodson Research Center, Rice University
dc.identifier.digital wrc00309
dc.type.genre photographs
dc.identifier.citation (1934). "Gus S. Wortham, portrait as a young man."

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