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Nathaniel Jones
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Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
In office
May 13, 1995 – March 30, 2002
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
In office
October 5, 1979 – May 13, 1995
Appointed by Jimmy Carter
Preceded by John Weld Peck II
Succeeded by R. Guy Cole Jr.
Personal details
Born
Nathaniel Raphael Jones

(1926-05-12)May 12, 1926
Youngstown, Ohio, U.S.
Died January 26, 2020(2020-01-26) (aged 93)
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Education Youngstown State University (A.B., LL.B.)

Nathaniel Raphael Jones (May 12, 1926 – January 26, 2020) is an American judge and politician. He was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit before his retirement in March 2002. He was general counsel of the NAACP.

Jones was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on August 28, 1979, to a seat vacated by John Weld Peck. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 4, 1979, and received commission on October 5, 1979. He was promoted to senior status on May 13, 1995. Jones retired from the bench on March 30, 2002.

Jones died on January 26, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio at the age of 93 from congestive heart failure.

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