Charles Alvin Jones

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Charles Alvin Jones
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
In office
July 25, 1939 – December 31, 1944
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt
Preceded by John Warren Davis
Succeeded by Harry Ellis Kalodner
Personal details
Born (1887-10-27)October 27, 1887
Died May 22, 1966(1966-05-22) (aged 78)
Political party Democratic
Occupation Judge, lawyer, politician

Charles Alvin Jones (August 27, 1887 – May 22, 1966) was a United States federal judge and a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

Born in Newport, Pennsylvania, Jones received an LL.B. from Dickinson School of Law, and was in private practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 1910 to 1939. He was in the American Ambulance Service for the French Army during World War I, in 1917, and was a U.S. Naval Aviation Ensign from 1918 to 1919.

On July 14, 1939, Jones was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit vacated by John Warren Davis. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 18, 1939, and received his commission on July 25, 1939. Jones served in that capacity until his resignation, on December 31, 1944 to become a Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Davis served on that court from 1945 to 1966, serving as Chief Justice from 1956 to 1966.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
John Warren Davis
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
1939–1944
Succeeded by
Harry Ellis Kalodner
Party political offices
Preceded by
George Earle
Democratic nominee for Governor of Pennsylvania
1938
Succeeded by
F. Clair Ross

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