Clarence "Jeep" Jones, who led the Boston Redevelopment Authority board for 24 years, died Saturday.
Born in Roxbury, and a graduate of Boston Public Schools, Jones returned to Boston after going to college out of state and a tour in the Army, at first as a BPS teacher. He served as deputy mayor under Kevin White before being appointed to the BRA board, from which he retired in 2013.
A park off Malcolm X Boulevard bears his name.
Interview with Jones on growing up in Roxbury (includes how he got nicknamed Jeep).
Who Is Jeep Jones?