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United States Ambassador to Mexico
In office
September 10, 1993 – June 25, 1997
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by John Negroponte
Succeeded by Jeffrey Davidow
Chair of the House Budget Committee
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1985
Preceded by Robert Giaimo
Succeeded by William H. Gray III
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1987
Preceded by Page Belcher
Succeeded by Jim Inhofe
White House Appointments Secretary
In office
April 26, 1968 – January 20, 1969
President Lyndon B. Johnson
Preceded by W. Marvin Watson
Succeeded by Dwight Chapin
H. R. Haldeman (Chief of Staff)
Personal details
James Robert Jones

May 5, 1939 (1939-05-05) (age 82)
Muskogee, Oklahoma, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Education University of Oklahoma (BA)
Georgetown University (LLB)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Army
Years of service 1964–1965 (active)
1961–1968 (reserve)
Rank US-O3 insignia.svg Captain
Unit Army Intelligence Corps
Army Reserve

James Robert Jones (born May 5, 1939) is an American lawyer and Democratic politician. He was a U.S. Congressman from Oklahoma between 1973 to 1987. He was the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico from 1993 to 1997.

From 1968 to 1969, he was acting White House Chief of Staff for the Lyndon B. Johnson administration.

In 1972, after returning to Oklahoma, Jones ran for Oklahoma's 1st congressional district. He won the election and was re-elected six times. During his tenure in Congress, which lasted until 1987, Jones served four years as the Chairman of the House Budget Committee.

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