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Texas Instruments Co-Founder Dies

John Erik Jonsson, a co-founder of Texas Instruments Inc. and former Dallas mayor, has died at age 93.

Jonsson, who died at home late Thursday, was mayor from 1964 until 1971.

He was a driving force in establishing Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, which opened in January 1974, and served as the first chairman of its board.

In 1930, Jonsson became superintendent of the Newark, N.J., laboratories of Geophysical Service Inc., which moved to Dallas in 1934 and evolved into Texas Instruments.