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George JONES

(1766-1838)
Senate Years of Service:
1807-1807
Party:
Democratic Republican

JONES, George, (son of Noble Wymberley Jones), a Senator from Georgia; born in Savannah, Ga., February 25, 1766; received an academic training; studied medicine with his father and practiced for a number of years; participated in the Revolutionary War and during 1780 and 1781 was imprisoned upon an English ship; member, State house of representatives and senate; during the War of 1812 served as captain of a company of Savannah reserves; member of the Savannah board of aldermen in 1793-1794, 1802-1803, 1814-1815; mayor of Savannah 1812-1814; appointed judge of the eastern judicial circuit of Georgia in 1804, and served until appointed Senator; appointed to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Abraham Baldwin and served from August 27 to November 7, 1807, when a successor was elected; died in Savannah, Chatham County, Ga., on November 13, 1838; interment in Bonaventure Cemetery.

Bibliography

Mellichamp, Josephine. “George Jones.” In Senators From Georgia. pp. 57-58. Huntsville, Ala.: Strode Publishers, 1976.

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

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