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John William JONES

(1806-1871)

JONES, John William, a Representative from Georgia; born in Rockville, Montgomery County, Md., April 14, 1806; moved to Kentucky in 1810 with his parents, who settled in Nicholas (now Bourbon) County, near Carlisle; attended the common schools and Carlisle Seminary; studied medicine; commenced practice in Washington, Tenn., in 1826; moved to Monroe, Walton County, Ga., and thence to Campbellton, Ga., in 1829 and practiced his profession; attended the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1830 and 1831; moved to Culloden, Ga., in 1833; was graduated from Jefferson Medical College and Therapeutic Institute at Philadelphia in 1836; member of the State house of representatives in 1837; moved to Griffin, Pike County, Ga., in 1841 and continued the practice of medicine; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1848; resumed the practice of medicine in Oak Bowery, Ala.; trustee of the Oak Bowery Female College in 1850; moved to Auburn, Ala., in 1851; one of the founders of the Auburn Masonic Female College (now Auburn College); moved to Atlanta, Ga., in 1856; professor in the Atlanta Medical College (now Emory University) 1856-1862; during the Civil War served as surgeon in the Confederate Army; again professor in the Atlanta Medical College 1865-1870; moved to Decatur, Ga., where he died April 27, 1871; interment in Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Ga.

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

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