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Doug Jones
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United States Senator
from Alabama
Assumed office
January 3, 2018
Serving with Richard Shelby
Preceded by Luther Strange
United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama
In office
September 8, 1997 – January 20, 2001
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Claude Harris Jr.
Succeeded by Alice Martin
Personal details
Gordon Douglas Jones

(1954-05-04) May 4, 1954 (age 69)
Fairfield, Alabama, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Louise New
(m. 1992)
Children 3
Education University of Alabama (BS)
Samford University (JD)

Gordon Douglas Jones (born May 4, 1954) is an American attorney, prosecutor, and politician. Jones is the United States Senator of Alabama upon being elected on December 12, 2017 and sworn-in on January 3, 2018. Jones served as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama.

As a lawyer, Jones is known for prosecuting the remaining two Ku Klux Klan perpetrators of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing which killed four African-American girls, along with leading an indictment against the Olympic Park Bomber.

Jones was the Democratic nominee in the U.S. Senate special election in Alabama against Republican nominee Roy Moore which was held on December 12, 2017. Jones was elected Senator with 49.6% of the vote to Moore's 48.8% of the vote.

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