Gus Wortham: Portrait of a Leader Fran Dressman

ISBN: 9780890965801

Published: August 1st 1994

Hardcover

304 pages


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Gus Wortham: Portrait of a Leader  by  Fran Dressman

Gus Wortham: Portrait of a Leader by Fran Dressman
August 1st 1994 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 304 pages | ISBN: 9780890965801 | 9.67 Mb

Gus S. Wortham was a good businessman. Among other enterprises, he started a highly successful insurance company, American General, and helped to shape the economic institutions of Houston.Gus Wortham was a civic leader, who worked actively in theMoreGus S. Wortham was a good businessman. Among other enterprises, he started a highly successful insurance company, American General, and helped to shape the economic institutions of Houston.Gus Wortham was a civic leader, who worked actively in the Chamber of Commerce to influence the citys economic climate and who left the city a legacy of cultural institutions, including the Wortham Theater Center.Gus Wortham was a rancher and land developer.

Land: they arent making any more of it, he liked to say. So he bought it, developed it, and built a business with it.In short, he became one of the most influential men in the history of Houston. This is the story of his life, his business, his city. Company records and interviews with all Worthams surviving friends and associates combine to make it a thorough account.

Urban and business historians alike will find this book a fascinating study, and those who know, or want to know, Houston will find it an enlightening chronicle.



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