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John James Jones
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 8th Congressional district
In office
March 4, 1859 – January 23, 1861
Preceded by Alexander H. Stephens
Succeeded by Vacant during war
Personal details
John James Jones

(1824-11-13)November 13, 1824
near Waynesboro, Georgia
Died October 19, 1898(1898-10-19) (aged 73)
Waynesboro, Georgia
Resting place Magnolia Cemetery, Waynesboro
Political party Democratic Party
Alma mater Oxford College of Emory University
Profession lawyer

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).

Political service

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.

During the American Civil War, Jones was a lieutenant in the Confederate States Army.

Later years

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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