George Jones (U.S. Senator)

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George Jones
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United States Senator
from Georgia
In office
August 27, 1807 – November 7, 1807
Preceded by Abraham Baldwin
Succeeded by William H. Crawford
Personal details
Born (1766-02-25)February 25, 1766
Savannah, Georgia
Died November 13, 1838(1838-11-13) (aged 72)
Savannah, Georgia
Political party Democratic-Republican

George Jones (February 25, 1766 – November 13, 1838) was a United States Senator from Georgia. Born in Savannah, he received an academic training, studied medicine with his father, and practiced for a number of years. He participated in the American Revolutionary War. He was captured by the British Army as a prisoner of war and during 1780 and 1781 was imprisoned upon an English ship. He was later a member of the Georgia House of Representatives and Georgia Senate, and during the War of 1812 he served as captain of a company of Savannah reserves. He was a member of the Savannah board of aldermen in 1793–1794, 1802–1803, and 1814–1815, and was mayor of Savannah from 1812 to 1814. He was appointed judge of the eastern judicial circuit of Georgia in 1804, and served until he became a U.S. Senator, appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Abraham Baldwin and serving from August 27, 1807, to November 7, 1807, when a successor was elected.

Jones died in Savannah and was interred in Bonaventure Cemetery.

His father, Noble Wimberly Jones, was a Georgia delegate to the Continental Congress, and his grandfather, Noble Jones, was one of Georgia's first settlers.

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U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Abraham Baldwin
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Georgia
August 27, 1807 - November 7, 1807
Served alongside: John Milledge
Succeeded by
William H. Crawford