William Moseley Jones

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William Moseley Jones
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46th Speaker of the
California State Assembly
In office
January 1937 – January 1939
Preceded by Edward Craig
Succeeded by Paul Peek
Constituency Montebello, California
Personal details
Born July 6, 1905
Portsmouth, Ohio
Died March 24, 1988(1988-03-24) (aged 82)
Newport Beach, California
Political party Democratic
Profession Attorney, Legislator, Banking Executive

William Moseley Jones (1905–1988) was a Democratic attorney from Montebello, California who served several terms in the California State Assembly, including one term as Speaker.

Biography[edit]

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.[1] After practicing law in Los Angeles for five years, Jones was elected to represent the 51st Assembly District (Montebello) in 1932.[2] In the 1936 elections, California Democrats gained their first Assembly majority in the 20th Century and elected Jones as Speaker for the 1937 session.

Jones was a Mason, Redmen, Elk, and was President of the Belvedere Gardens Lions Club in the 1930s.

In 1944, Jones helped organize a savings and loan that, in 1953, became Pacific Savings and Loan.[3] 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.[4]

Jones died at age 82 on March 24, 1988 and is buried at Pacific View Memorial Park in Newport Beach, California.[4]

External links[edit]

  • [1] California Assembly web page
  • [2] UC Regents historical biographies

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bio info from California Blue Book 1938, Office of State Printing, Sacramento, Ca. p. 56.
  2. ^ District renumbered 58th District in 2001 reapportionment.
  3. ^ California Financial Journal, "Profiles in Finance," March 1970, page 18.
  4. ^ a b LA Times, March 25, 1988, obituary.
Political offices
Preceded by
Edward Craig
Speaker of the California State Assembly
January 1937–November 1938
Succeeded by
Paul Peek