Graham McClinton Jones passed away at his home in Balboa, California on Wednesday, September 29, 2010. He was the second son born to Thaddeus Crane Jones, Jr., and Agnes McClinton Jones of Pasadena and La Jolla, California.
Graham McClinton, known as “Beezie”, attended Polytechnic School class of 1940 in Pasadena, Catalina Island School for Boys class of 1944, and Princeton University where his tenure was interrupted in order to serve in the United States Navy during World War II, initially in the V12 Program as an electronics technician. After the conclusion of the war, he returned to Princeton University, graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Upon graduation from Princeton, he attended Stanford University Business School where he earned an MBA degree.
While his early business career was devoted to industrial organizations including C.F. Braun and Republic Supply Company of California, he soon moved into the commercial real estate field, holding positions with Coldwell Banker Company, Kilroy Industries, Cabot, Cabot & Forbes, and Cadillac Fairview Corporation.