James Kimbrough Jones
||This article includes a list of references, related reading or external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. (March 2013)|
|James Kimbrough Jones|
|United States Senator
March 4, 1885 – March 4, 1903
|Preceded by||James D. Walker|
|Succeeded by||James P. Clarke|
September 29, 1839|
Marshall County, Mississippi
|Died||June 1, 1908
James Kimbrough Jones (September 29, 1839 – June 1, 1908) was a United States Senator.
Born in Marshall County, Mississippi, Jones moved with his father to Dallas County, Arkansas in 1848. He pursued classical studies under a private tutor; he would later study law and was, in 1874, admitted to the bar, practicing in Washington, Arkansas.
During the American Civil War, Jones served in the Confederate Army, and returned to his Arkansas plantation afterward. From 1873 to 1879, he was a member of the Arkansas State Senate, and was president of that body from 1877 to 1879. In 1896 and 1900, he was the chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
Jones was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1881-March 4, 1885); he was re-elected to the Forty-ninth but tendered his resignation on February 19, 1885, having been elected to the United States Senate that year. Jones was reelected in 1891 and 1897 and served from March 4, 1885, to March 3, 1903, unsuccessfully seeking reelection in 1902. While in the Senate, he was chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs (Fifty-third Congress), Committee on Corporations Organized in the District of Columbia (Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses), Committee on Private Land Claims (Fifty-fifth Congress.)
- "James Kimbrough Jones". Find a Grave. Retrieved March 24, 2010.
- James Kimbrough Jones at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved on March 24, 2010
|United States Senate|
James D. Walker
|United States Senator (Class 3) from Arkansas
Served alongside: Augustus H. Garland, James H. Berry
James P. Clarke
|This article about an Arkansas politician is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article about a person of the American Civil War is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|