William Moseley Jones
|William Moseley Jones|
|46th Speaker of the
California State Assembly
January 1937 – January 1939
|Preceded by||Edward Craig|
|Succeeded by||Paul Peek|
|Born||July 6, 1905
|Died||March 24, 1988
Newport Beach, California
|Profession||Attorney, Legislator, Banking Executive|
William Moseley Jones was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. He attended Occidental College and received a law degree from the University of Southern California in 1927. After practicing law in Los Angeles for five years, Jones was elected to represent the 51st Assembly District (Montebello) in 1932. In the 1936 elections, California Democrats gained their first Assembly majority in the 20th Century and elected Jones as Speaker for the 1937 session.
In 1944, Jones helped organize a savings and loan that, in 1953, became Pacific Savings and Loan. Jones served as President of Pacific Savings and Loan for many years thereafter. In 1969, Jones was elected President of the California Savings and Loan League.
Jones died at age 82 on March 24, 1988 and is buried at Pacific View Memorial Park in Newport Beach, California.
- Bio info from California Blue Book 1938, Office of State Printing, Sacramento, Ca. p. 56.
- District renumbered 58th District in 2001 reapportionment.
- California Financial Journal, "Profiles in Finance," March 1970, page 18.
- LA Times, March 25, 1988, obituary.
|Speaker of the California State Assembly
January 1937–November 1938