John S. Jones

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John Sills Jones
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 9th district
In office
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
In office
January 4, 1880 – January 6, 1884
Preceded by David H. Elliott
Succeeded by George L. Sackett
Personal details
Born (1836-02-12)February 12, 1836
Champaign County, Ohio
Died April 11, 1903(1903-04-11) (aged 67)
Delaware, Ohio
Resting place Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware, Ohio
Political party Republican
Alma mater Ohio Wesleyan University
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Union Army
Years of service 1861 – 1865
Rank Union army col rank insignia.jpg Colonel
Unit Ohio 174th Ohio Infantry
For other people named John Jones, see John Jones (disambiguation).

John Sills Jones (February 12, 1836 – April 11, 1903) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.


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.

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