Jack Joseph Valenti

Brief Life History of Jack Joseph

When Jack Joseph Valenti was born on 5 September 1921, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, his father, Joseph J Valenti, was 29 and his mother, Sadie Josephine DeGeorge, was 26. He died on 26 April 2007, in Washington, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Fort Myer, Arlington, Virginia, United States.

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Jack Joseph Valenti
Mary Margaret Wiley

Sources (18)

  • Jack J Valenti, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Jack Valenti, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
  • Jack Joseph Valenti, "Texas, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"

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World Events (8)

1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.


Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind gusts came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

1948 · KING-TV 

In 1948, KING-TV was the first TV station not just in Washington, but the whole Pacific Northwest. It is an NBC tv station licensed to Seattle and Tacoma.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Italian Angelo, Salvatore, Vito, Sal, Antonio, Rocco, Attilio, Carlo, Carmelo, Carmine, Gino, Biaggio.

Italian: patronymic or plural form of the personal name Valente . This surname is also found in Corsica and southern France.

Catalan (Valentí): from the personal name Valentí (see Valentino and Valentine ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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