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John James Jones
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 8th Congressional district
March 4, 1859 – January 23, 1861
|Preceded by||Alexander H. Stephens|
|Succeeded by||Vacant during war|
John James Jones
November 13, 1824
near Waynesboro, Georgia
|Died||October 19, 1898
|Resting place||Magnolia Cemetery, Waynesboro|
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Oxford College of Emory University|
John James Jones (November 13, 1824 – October 19, 1898) was an American politician and lawyer from the state of Georgia who served in the United States Congress. The John James Jones House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Early years and education
Jones was born near Waynesboro in Burke County, Georgia in 1824 to Seaborn Henry Jones (1798-1859) and Margaret Walker Jones. He attended Waynesboro Academy and graduated from Emory College in Oxford, Georgia, (current-day) Oxford College of Emory University in 1845. He studied law, gained admittance to the state bar in 1848 and became a practicing attorney in Waynesboro. Jones married Evaline Toombs (1829-1900) and had a son named Seaborn Henry Jones (1861-1921).
Jones was elected to the United States House of Representatives as a Democrat to represent Georgia's 8th congressional district in the 36th United States Congress; however, he withdrew before the end of his term and served from March 4, 1859 through January 23, 1861.
After the war, Jones returned to the practice of law in Burke County, Georgia. He died in Waynesboro on October 19, 1898 and was buried in the Magnolia Cemetery.
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