General Electric's Jones dies

Reginald Jones, who led General Electric through the energy crisis of the 1970s and advised four US presidents on economic policy, has died in Connecticut after a long illness.

Reginald Jones, who led General Electric through the energy crisis of the 1970s and advised four US presidents on economic policy, has died in Connecticut after a long illness.

British-born Jones, 86, served as GE’s chairman and chief executive officer from 1972 to 1981. He moved to the United States when he was eight and joined GE after graduating in 1939 from the University of Pennsylvania.

He is survived by his wife, Grace, two children, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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