Thomas Hudson Jones

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty AR LLC PB00068179

Thomas Hudson Jones was born in Buffalo, New York back in 1892. He attended Albright Art School in Buffalo, New York. At 19 he won a competition that gave him a fellowship to the American Academy in Rome however, it was determined that he was too young to go.

He worked for Daniel before WWI. He enlisted and after the war he stayed in Rome to collect on his prize. He returned to the United States in 1922 to teach at Columbia University in New York City.   He was so good Rome called him back in 1934 when he returned to Rome to serve as a Professor of Fine Arts at the academy.

He designed the ornate 50-foot-high bronze door for the New Library of Brooklyn in Washington, D.C. he also designed the Air Force Academy seal. He died in Hyannis, Massachusetts in 1969. So, can you tell me what else he designed? Okay you military history buffs here we go. He designed well over 40 military service medals including the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal. Not bad, not bad at all. However, I left out one more thing he designed that is held dear and near to America. So, what was that design you may ask? I’m so glad you did as Thomas Hudson Jones designed the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and now you know the rest of the story.

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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Hopefully someday his work will not have to be used!

Whenever in the area I stop by and visit the Tomb.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Nov 16, 2016 08:24 PM #1
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, James... all I can say is I'm never cease to be amazed by the people you "pull out of history" and educate us about.

Nov 16, 2016 08:47 PM #2
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That is quite a story and if the tomb of the unknown soldier is all he did that would be a monumental career.

Nov 16, 2016 09:09 PM #3
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

WOW James Dray - Until a couple of minutes ago, Thomas Hudson Jones was unkown to me. Not anymore! I wonder when he realized he had created a major part of American history? 

Nov 16, 2016 09:15 PM #4
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty National - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No question, James Dray that Thomas Hudson Jones was not only a 'class act', but also had a vision that lives far beyond his visit to this planet.

Nov 16, 2016 09:30 PM #5
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning James. Thomas Hudson Jones definitely was a talented individual. Enjoy your day!

Nov 16, 2016 09:36 PM #6
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Wow!  What an amazing designer, I am glad that I have learned of him through your post.

Nov 16, 2016 11:01 PM #7
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I'm familiar with his work but not with the artist.  Thank you and have a great day. 

Nov 17, 2016 12:31 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Once again my ignorance shows on this type of knowledge.  Thank goodness you are around for me to learn something new.  A

Nov 17, 2016 01:14 AM #9
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi James

That was a great story! I so enjoy reading these posts about various historical people.


Nov 17, 2016 04:24 AM #10
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Beautiful, beautiful story, James.  Some in my family and a few of my very best friends are true artists. It never ceases to amaze me the art they create.  

Nov 17, 2016 07:59 AM #11
faye schubert
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Realty - Branson, MO
technology and marketing specialist

His work has become the American symbol of freedom in medals and honoring all who fought for this great nation.

Nov 19, 2016 01:07 AM #12
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