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Andrieus Aristieus JONES

(1862-1927)
Senate Years of Service:
1917-1927
Party:
Democrat

JONES, Andrieus Aristieus, a Senator from New Mexico; born near Union City, Obion County, Tenn., May 16, 1862; attended the common schools and Bethel College, McKenzie, Tenn.; graduated from the Valparaiso University, Indiana, in 1885; taught school in Tennessee; moved to Las Vegas, N.Mex., where he was principal of the public schools 1885-1887; studied law while teaching school; admitted to the bar in 1888 and commenced practice in Las Vegas; president of the New Mexico Bar Association in 1893; mayor of Las Vegas 1893-1894; special United States district attorney 1894-1898; member of the Democratic National Committee 1908-1922; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1912; served as First Assistant Secretary of the Interior 1913-1916, when he resigned; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1916; reelected in 1922 and served from March 4, 1917, until his death in Washington, D.C., on December 20, 1927; chairman, Committee on Woman Suffrage (Sixty-fifth Congress); interment in the Masonic Cemetery, Las Vegas, N.Mex.

Bibliography

U.S. Congress. Memorial Addresses. 70th Cong., 1st sess., 1927. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1929.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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