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Bassett, J. D. (John David), 1866-1965


Biographical Note

John David "J.D." Bassett (1866-1965) was a co-founder and president of the Bassett Furniture Company (later Bassett Furniture Industries), which was founded in Bassett, Virginia, in 1902.


"John David 'JD' Bassett Sr.",,, accessed September 2022.

"044-5169 John D. Bassett High School", Nomination Form PDF, Virginia Department of Historic Resources,, accessed September 2022.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Bassett Furniture Company Letters to Richardson Electric Co.

Identifier: Ms-2022-049

This collection includes two letters from the Bassett Furniture Company to Richardson Electric Co. in 1922. The first letter from J. D. Bassett, President, is in regards to a burned out motor, and the second letter from J. C. Hooker, Secretary and Treasurer, is in regards to the installation of a hot air furnace.

Dates: 1922