He was immortalised on canvas after laying the foundations for the capital's modern electrical network but now ActewAGL wants to return their portrait of former chairman Alan Jones to its rightful owners.
The Canberra energy company unearthed a portrait of the first chairman of the ACT Electricity Authority from its archive recently along with several other paintings of former chief officers.
Those other portraits - which used to hang in ActewAGL's board room at its former London Circuit headquarters - have been returned to the former chairmen or their families but they have been unable to find a relative of Mr Jones.
"We've got a portrait of Alan we'd like to hand over to his family. It would be great to provide the portrait just in time for Christmas, as it would no doubt have special significance to the people closest to him," ActewAGL marketing director Paul Walshe said.
Not to be confused with the radio broadcaster or former Formula One world champion, Mr Jones headed the ACT Electricity Authority from 1963 until his retirement in 1975.
The former engineering manager was tasked with devising a structure for the new authority, which would eventually become ActewAGL in 2000 after many iterations.
Mr Jones was remembered as a benevolent boss with strong opinions which his staff well respected, Mr Walshe said.
He was inducted into the Canberra Engineering Hall of Fame in 2002 where he was remembered as a visionary.
"He oversaw the growth of Canberra's electricity network to a size never imagined in the early planning of the city. His work laid the electrical foundations of the city that Canberra is today and the city that it will be in the future," his entry reads.
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