Burr W. Jones

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Burr W. Jones
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
Preceded by George Cochrane Hazelton
Succeeded by Robert M. La Follette, Sr.
Personal details
Born March 9, 1846
Evansville, Wisconsin
Died January 7, 1935(1935-01-07) (aged 88)
Madison, Wisconsin
Political party Democratic

Burr W. Jones (March 9, 1846 near Evansville, Wisconsin - January 7, 1935 in Madison, Wisconsin) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Wisconsin from 1883 - 1885. He was a Democrat.

He attended the common schools and the Evansville (Wis.) Seminary and taught school for several years. He graduated from the literary department of the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1870 and from the law department in 1871 and was admitted to the bar in 1871 commencing practice in Portage, Wisconsin. He moved to Madison, Wisconsin in 1872 and continued the practice of law. He became the prosecuting attorney of Dane County in 1872 and 1874. He was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885) representing Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress. He became professor of law at the University of Wisconsin 1885-1915 and served as city attorney in 1891; chairman of the Democratic State convention in 1892; delegate to the national convention (gold standard) at Indianapolis in 1896; member of the Wisconsin Tax Commission in 1897 and 1898 and served as chairman; appointed associate justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court September 6, 1920, to fill a vacancy; elected to the same office April 4, 1922, and served until his retirement on January 1, 1926; resumed the practice of law; died in Madison, Wisconsin on January 7, 1935; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.

One of the Kronshage dormitories at the University of Wisconsin Madison is named after him.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
George Cochrane Hazelton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1885
Succeeded by
Robert M. La Follette, Sr.