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John James JONES

(1824-1898)

JONES, John James, a Representative from Georgia; born near Waynesboro, Burke County, Ga., on November 13, 1824; attended the Waynesboro Academy and was graduated from Emory College, Oxford, Ga., in 1845; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1848 and practiced in Waynesboro, Ga.; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress and served from March 4, 1859, to January 23, 1861, when he withdrew; served as a lieutenant in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; resumed the practice of law in Burke County, Ga.; died in Waynesboro, Ga., on October 19, 1898; interment in the City Cemetery.

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

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