Jalonick Lecture Series

Picture of George W. Jalonick III

George W. Jalonick III

George Washington Jalonick III was a descendant from a prominent and very successful business family and longtime Dallas resident. Beginning in the 1940s, he partially owned the Southwest Airmotive Company located at Love Field in Dallas, Texas. The firm dealt with refurbishing aircraft, selling aviation supplies, and maintenance of airplane engines. Jalonick III served as their chairman of the board until his retirement in 1973.

In addition to that, Jalonick III performed his duties as president of the Aviation Distributors and Manufacturers Association of Texas and was, at one time, a chairman of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce Aviation Committee.

He was part of the Aerospace Heritage Foundation Inc. that took an important part in the foundation of the History of Aviation Collection at the Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

George W. Jalonick III married Dorothy Cockrell Jalonick, a Dallas native as well. Her great-grandparents, Alexander Cockrell and Sarah Horton Cockrell, were crucial in developing the city of Dallas. Dorothy Cockrell Jalonick was a well-known member of the Dallas Country Club as well as the Junior League of Dallas and the Highland Park Methodist Church. The couple had three children, George Jalonick IV, Aurelia Rice and Sally Hundall.


Picture of Dorothy Cockrell Jalonick

Dorothy Cockrell Jalonick

In 1992 George W. Jalonick IV and his wife, Mary McDonough Jalonick, established the George W. Jalonick III and Dorothy Cockrell Jalonick Memorial Distinguished Lecture Series in honor of George’s parents whose names the lecture bears.

His love for his parents and of aviation led him to establish the lecture series at UT-Dallas in his parent’s name. The purpose of this lecture series is to enlighten and inform the community about aviation history by bringing in notable aviation historians and personalities.

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