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James JONES

(1801)

JONES, James, a Representative from Georgia; born in Maryland, birth date unknown; moved to Georgia with his uncle, Colonel Marbury, in 1740; attended the academy in Augusta; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Savannah; first lieutenant of East Company, Chatham County Regiment of Militia, in 1790; member of the State house of representatives, 1796-1798; member of the State constitutional convention, May 1798; elected as a Federalist to the Sixth Congress (March 4, 1799-January 11, 1801); died on January 11, 1801, in Washington, D.C.; interment in the Congressional Cemetery.

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

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