Gus S. Wortham, portrait as a young man

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Item Metadata 2011-01-07T15:52:39Z 2011-01-07T15:52:39Z 1934-01-01
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.format.medium Studio portrait
dc.language English
dc.publisher Digital version published by 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="
dc.title Gus S. Wortham, portrait as a young man
dc.type image
dc.contributor.creator Unknown photographer. 2007-03-21 1934
dc.source.collection Forms part of the Gus S. Wortham family and business records (, Box 15 folder 3 item 1, at the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University (, 713-348-1586). Woodson Research Center, Rice University USRICEwrc5141503_01
dc.identifier.citation (1934). "Gus S. Wortham, portrait as a young man."

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