JACK C. DIONNE, for more than a decade a prime factor in Houston publishing circles, has done much effective work for the development of the lumber industry as editor and publisher of one of the leading trade papers devoted to that activity, "The Gulf Coast Lumberman." Mr. Dionne is president of the Gulf Coast Lumberman, publishing it since the first issue in 1913. This periodical is issued twice a month, on the first and fifteenth, from a modernly equipped press and is one of the finest papers dedicated to the lumber industry. The circulation each issue is five thousand copies, the distribution being largely in the Middle West and Southwest. As editor of this magazine Mr. Dionne has done some splendid work toward moulding sentiment favorable to the best interests of the lumber industry, backing every progressive movement and encouraging progress. Mr. Dionne also owns and publishes the California Lumber Merchant, one of the best of the lumber trade journals on the Pacific Coast, this also being a semi-monthly issued on the first and fifteenth of each month at Los Angeles, California.
Mr. Dionne was born at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the thirtieth of November, 1881, son of F. E. Dionne, now of Houston, who has been a lumberman all his life and is widely known in lumber circles. Mr. Dionne was educated in the public schools of his native state, and after leaving school began work in the lumber camps of Wisconsin. Later he was a newspaper reporter in Wisconsin and Michigan, then a lumber reporter a nd contributor to the various lumber journals. After this came a period when he edited the Southern Industrial and Lumber Review of Houston, his first editorial experience, followed by the publication of his own paper, which he also edits.
Mr. Dionne was married at Orange, Texas, in 1907 to Miss Maude Renfro, daughter of a native of the Lone Star State and a resident of Orange. They have three children, Dorothy, Katherine and Betty Ann. The family live at 119 West Alabama Avenue. Mr. Dionne is a member of the Hoo-Hoo's, a fraternal organization of lumbermen, the Houston Country Club, the Houston Club and is secretary of the Lumbermen's Association of Texas and a member of various civic organizations.