John S. Jones
|John Sills Jones|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 9th district
March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879
|Preceded by||Earley F. Poppleton|
|Succeeded by||George L. Converse|
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Delaware County district
January 4, 1880 – January 6, 1884
|Preceded by||David H. Elliott|
|Succeeded by||George L. Sackett|
February 12, 1836|
Champaign County, Ohio
|Died||April 11, 1903
|Resting place||Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware, Ohio|
|Alma mater||Ohio Wesleyan University|
|Years of service||1861 – 1865|
|Unit||174th Ohio Infantry|
Born near St. Paris, Champaign County, Ohio, Jones attended the public schools. He was graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, in 1855. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1857 and commenced practice in Delaware, Ohio. He served as prosecuting attorney for Delaware County in 1860 and 1861. He served during the Civil War as first lieutenant and captain in the Union Army 1861-1864. Reenlisted to command the 174th Ohio Infantry as colonel in September 1864. Mustered out July 7, 1865. He resumed the practice of law. He served as mayor of Delaware, Ohio, in 1866. He again served as prosecuting attorney for Delaware County 1866-1872.
Jones was elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1879). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1878. He served as a member of the State house of representatives 1879-1884. He again resumed the practice of law in Delaware, Ohio, and died there April 11, 1903. He was interred in Oak Grove Cemetery.
- John S. Jones at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved on 2008-11-05
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