James H. Jones

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James Henry Jones (September 13, 1830 – March 22, 1904) was a U.S. Representative from Texas.

Born in Shelby County, Alabama, Jones moved with his parents to Talladega County, Alabama, in early youth. He pursued an academic course. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1851 and commenced practice in Henderson, Texas. During the Civil War Jones enlisted in the Confederate States Army and served as captain, lieutenant colonel, and colonel of the Eleventh Texas Infantry.

Jones was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1887). He resumed the practice of law in Henderson, Texas, and died there March 22, 1904. He was interred in the New Cemetery.


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Olin Wellborn
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Constantine B. Kilgore