Ima Hogg as a débutante in 1900
Miss Ima Hogg was a famous philanthropist, art collector and patroness of the arts, who donated literally hundreds of valuable works of art, most to the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. She was an important member of the planning committed for the Kennedy Center in Washington. Her father, "Big Jim" Hogg, was a Texas politician, who was later to hold the offices of Attorney General of Texas and Governor. The inferential evidence from correspondence is that for Big Jim, the nickel hadn't dropped, and he was unaware of the unfortunate combination of the two names.