Kellam, Jesse Cage, 1900-1977


Kellam, Jesse Cage, 1900-1977


Bio: Jesse Cage Kellam, also known as J. C. Kellam, (b. August 24, 1900-d. October 11, 1977) was a long-time business associate and friend of Lyndon Baines Johnson. He was Deputy Director of the National Youth Administration for Texas from 1935 to 1937 and succeeded Johnson as Director of the NYA for Texas from 1937 to 1942. He was general manager for KTBC in Austin, Texas from 1946 to 1973.


President Lyndon B. Johnson demonstrates the use of a pump outside the house as Lady Bird Johnson, eight men observe. Jesse Kellam is at left. Melvin Winters is to right of Mrs. Johnson. President Lyndon B. Johnson, Lady Bird Johnson, guests visit the LBJ Birthplace, LBJ Birthplace, LBJ Ranch, Texas, 8/28/1965. Photo # c403-7A-wh65 by Donald Stoderl. White House Photo Office collection, LBJ Presidential Library, public domain.


LBJ Connection: Long-time business associate and friend of LBJ; National Youth Administration (Texas) Deputy Director, 1935-1937, Director, 1937-1942; station manager, KTBC, Austin, Texas, 1946-1973