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Roland JONES

(1813-1869)

JONES, Roland, a Representative from Louisiana; born in Salisbury, N.C., November 18, 1813; attended private schools; taught school in Wilkesboro, N.C., 1830-1835; was graduated from Cambridge (Mass.) Law School in 1838; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Brandon, Miss.; editor of the Brandon Republican 1838-1840; moved to Shreveport, La., in 1840 and continued the practice of law; member of the State house of representatives 1844-1848; district judge of Caddo Parish in 1851 and 1852; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); was not a candidate for renomination in 1854; resumed the practice of law; again elected district judge in 1860 and served until 1868; died in Shreveport, La., February 5, 1869; interment in Oakland Cemetery.

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

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