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George Washington Jones

George Washington Jones

American politician from Texas
George Washington Jones
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Intro American politician from Texas
Was Politician Lawyer
From United States of America
Type Law Politics
Gender male
Birth 5 September 1828, Marion County, Alabama, USA
Death 11 July 1903, Bastrop, Bastrop County, Texas, USA (aged 74 years)
Star sign Virgo
Politics Greenback Party
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George Washington Jones (September 5, 1828 – July 11, 1903) was a Texas politician, a lieutenant governor of Texas and a Greenback member of the United States House of Representatives.

Early life

George Washington Jones was born to William Dandridge Claiborne Jones and Rachel Burleson Jones on September 5, 1828, in Marion County, Alabama. He moved with his parents to Tipton County, Tennessee, and then to Bastrop, Texas. Jones studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1851, and commenced practice in Bastrop.

From 1858 until 1860, he served as Bastrop county attorney.

Military service

Although a supporter of the Union, Jones served in the Confederate States Army, eventually attaining the rank of colonel as commander of the 17th Texas Infantry.

Public service

He was a delegate to the Texas state constitutional convention in 1866. Jones was elected lieutenant governor in 1866, with James W. Throckmorton as governor. Both Jones and Throckmorton were removed from office in 1867 by General Philip Henry Sheridan for being obstructions to Reconstruction.

In 1878, Jones was elected as United States Congressman for the Texas 5th Congressional District. He was reelected in 1880 and served from March 4, 1879, to March 3, 1883.

Personal life and death

On August 1, 1855, he married Ledora Ann Mullins in Bastrop.

Jones died on July 11, 1903. Ledora Jones died on August 31, 1903. They are both interred at Fairview Cemetery in Bastrop.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 19 Apr 2021. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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