JOSEPH S. JEFFERSON, WHEELING
From: West Virginians
Published by The West Virginia Biographical Association, 1928
Submitted by Linda Fluharty.
Joseph S. Jefferson is head of the firm of Jefferson and Company, Wheeling, investment brokers. Mr. Jefferson, whose father for many years was a prominent Wheeling banker, entered the banking business in 1910 as messenger in the City Bank of Wheeling, where be was later bookkeeper, note and discount clerk and teller. In 1919 he became associated with Hazlett and Company, investment bankers, of Wheeling, and remained with that firm eight years.
He formed the present firm of Jefferson and Company in 1927, handling investments and securities. Mr. Jefferson's thorough business experience, together with his many friendships and his community-wide reputation for fair and efficient dealing, are making this enterprise one of Wheeling's well known investment firms.
Mr. Jefferson is a native of Wheeling, born October 20, 1893, son of Jacob and Jane (Morrey) Jefferson, and was educated in the public schools of Wheeling. He married, December 15, 1921, Josephine Pollock, and has one son, Joseph S., Jr.
In the World War Mr. Jefferson served with the U. S. Navy, enlisting as a second class seaman aboard the U. S. S. Georgia and being mustered out of service as a yeoman.
He is a member of the American Bankers Association, the Fort Henry Club of Wheeling, Wheeling Country Club, Cedar Rocks Country Club, is a Thirty-second Degree Mason and a Shriner, a member of the Elks and of the Episcopal Church. In politics he is Republican.