Louis Worth Jones, a retired management analyst and journalist, was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1908. After attending Washington University at St. Louis, he was an administrative officer for the Farm Security Administration of the U.S. Department of Agriculture until 1946. Jones served as a management analyst for the War Assets Administration, 1946-48; the Atomic Energy Commission, Los Alamos, New Mexico, 1948-50; and U.S. Navy Radiological Defense Laboratory, San Francisco, California, 1950-68. He edited and published the Lou Jones Newsletter, 1959-70, which dealt with the subject of intergroup relations. He was founder and executive director of the Intergroup Relations Association of Northern California, 1964-73.
Jones was co-founder of the Unitarian Universalist Church in San Mateo, California. He is the author of the question-and-answer scripts "Meet Mary Wollstonecraft" (1977), "Meet Alexander Meiklejohn" (1978), and "Servetus: Why Did He Die?" (1977). His lectures on free speech include "The Great Deception" (1987) and "So You Think We Have Democracy?" (1988). He is co-founder and Trustee Emeritus of The World University. He is written up in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, and International Who's Who of Intellectuals (1981). He died in 2007.