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Hamilton Chamberlain JONES

(1884-1957)

JONES, Hamilton Chamberlain, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., September 26, 1884; attended the schools of Charlotte, N.C., Central High School, Washington, D.C., and Horners Military School, Oxford, N.C.; was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1906 and Columbia University, New York City, in 1907; studied law at both institutions; was admitted to the bar in 1906 and commenced practice in Charlotte, N.C., in 1910; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; judge of City Recorder’s Court and Juvenile Court of Charlotte, N.C., 1913-1919; assistant United States district attorney for the western district of North Carolina 1919-1921; served in the State senate 1925-1927; trustee of the University of North Carolina; elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth, Eighty-first, and Eighty-second Congresses (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1953); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1952 to the Eighty-third Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Charlotte, N.C., August 10, 1957; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

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

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