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USS Houston (CL-81) launching ceremony, Jesse Jones at center. To the left of Jones is Senator Tom Connally of Texas and behind Jones, tipping his hat, is Governor Coke Stevenson of Texas, Newport News, Virginia, 1943

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 6, Item: 3

Caption on card: "Norfolk, Va., 19 June 1943-- Jesse Jones, Secretary of Commerce, is shown speaking at the launching of the new cruiser Houston 19 June 1943 at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Va. To the left of Mr. Jones is Senator Tom Connally, of Texas. Back of him tipping his hat is Governor Coke Stevenson, of Texas. The sponsor was Mrs. Claude Hammill, also of Houston."


  • Other: 1943

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From the Collection: 63.0 linear feet

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