James Jones (Georgia)

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James Jones (1769 in Maryland – January 11, 1801)[1] was an American politician and lawyer from the state of 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.

Jones died while still serving in that position in 1801 and was buried in the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C. Jones County, Georgia, was named in his honor.[2]


  1. James Jones, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  2. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 170.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Abraham Baldwin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1799 – January 11, 1801
Succeeded by
John Milledge