Gus S. Wortham portrait, inscribed from Wortham "To my friend and associate, B. N. Woodson, Gus S. Wortham, 1953"
Gittings portrait studio (photographer). "Gus S. Wortham portrait, inscribed from Wortham." (1953) Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University: http://hdl.handle.net/1911/37123.
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. Benjamin Woodson was a colleague from American General. Wortham was an advisor to many state and national politicians. 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.
Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University
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