|Intro||United States federal judge|
|Is||Lawyer Judge Politician|
|From||United States of America|
|Birth||30 March 1927, Mitchell, Davison County, South Dakota, USA|
John Bailey Jones (born March 30, 1927) is an inactive Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota.
Early life, education, and career
Born in Mitchell, South Dakota, Jones was in the United States Naval Reserve from 1945 to 1947. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Dakota in 1951 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1953. He was in private practice in Presho, South Dakota from 1953 to 1966. He was a county judge of Lyman County, South Dakota from 1953 to 1956. He was a South Dakota state representative from 1956 to 1960. He was a circuit judge of the South Dakota Tenth Judicial Circuit from 1967 to 1974. He was a circuit judge of the South Dakota Sixth Judicial Circuit from 1974 to 1981.
Federal judicial service
On October 20, 1981, Jones was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota vacated by Judge Fred Joseph Nichol. Jones was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 18, 1981, and received his commission the same day. He served as Chief Judge from 1991 to 1994. He assumed senior status on January 1, 1995.
- John Bailey Jones at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
Fred Joseph Nichol
| Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota
Charles B. Kornmann
Donald James Porter
| Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota
Richard Howard Battey