James Jones (Georgia)
He moved with his uncle to Georgia in 1740. Jones studied law in Savannah, Georgia, and gained admission to the state bar and became a practicing attorney. In 1790, he also served as a first lieutenant in the Georgia Militia.
Elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1796, Jones was reelected to that body through 1798, a year in which he also served on the state constitutional convention and won election as an at-large member to the United States House of Representatives.
- James Jones, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 170.
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- James Jones at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- William J. Northen, Men of Mark in Georgia, A. B. Caldwell, 1912, pp. 360–361.
- Political Graveyard entry for James Jones
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's at-large congressional district
March 4, 1799 – January 11, 1801
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