Gilbert E. JonesGil Jones was the chairman of the board of the IBM World Trade Corporation, a member of the Corporate Office of IBM and vice chairman of the IBM Board of directors.

The following is the text of a corporate biography published in June 1986.


Gilbert E. Jones is a member of the IBM advisory board.

Mr. Jones was born on January 8, 1917 in Convent, New Jersey and was graduated from Harvard University in 1938 with an A.B. Degree and then joined International Business Machines Corporation, serving as a sales representative until 1942, when he joined the U.S. Navy. In 1945 he was discharged as a Lieutenant Senior Grade and shortly thereafter rejoined IBM.

In 1953 Mr. Jones was named executive assistant to the president of IBM, and in 1956 was promoted to sales manager of the domestic company. In 1959 he became president of the Data Processing Division.

Late in 1961 Mr. Jones joined IBM World Trade Corporation and was elected vice president. In 1962 he was elected executive vice president and a member of the board of directors and the executive committee of the IBM World Trade Corporation. In October 1963, Mr. Jones was elected president of IBM World Trade Corporation and a vice president and group executive of International Business Machines Corporation. He was elected a senior vice president and a member of the former Management Committee in October 1967. Mr. Jones served as chairman of the Management Committee from August 1969 to November 1970. He was elected to the board of directors of International Business Machines Corporation in January 1970.

In April 1970, Mr. Jones was elected chairman of the board of IBM World Trade Corporation and chairman of the Executive Committee. In January 1973, Mr. Jones was elected a member of the Corporate Office of IBM, along with Mr. [Frank T.] Cary and Mr. [Thomas J.] Watson, Jr., and he also became chairman of the Management Committee. He was elected vice chairman of the IBM board in February 1974 and became a member of the current Corporate Management Committee. Mr. Jones retired as an employee and officer of IBM on January 31, 1977. He continues as a director of IBM World Trade Europe/Middle East/Africa Corporation, a post to which he was elected in March 1974. Mr. Jones was made a member of the IBM advisory board in February 1977.

Mr. Jones is a director of E. I. du Pont de Nemours Company and. the General Reinsurance Company.

Mr. and Mrs. Jones have four children.