October 07, 2014
(1911-1976)Founder, Cowboy Maloney’s Electric City Super Stores
“Cowboy” Maloney was not really a cowboy. He actually started out in show business, owned a gas station, did construction work and finally bought a lumber yard in Jackson, Mississippi. But when the TV boom hit in the early 1950s, Maloney discovered a more profitable source of income. Maloney built his eponymous electronics business so successfully that “Cowboy” Maloney’s Electric City was chosen to be the first retailer to launch DirecTV and Sirius Satellite Radio.
James C. Maloney was born in Jackson, Mississippi, on October 30, 1911, the oldest of four brothers. His...