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|United States Senator
January 3, 2018
Serving with Richard Shelby
|Preceded by||Luther Strange|
|United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama|
September 8, 1997 – January 20, 2001
|Preceded by||Claude Harris Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Alice Martin|
Gordon Douglas Jones
May 4, 1954
Fairfield, Alabama, U.S.
Louise New (m. 1992)
|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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