Marshall Paul Jones

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Marshall Paul Jones (April 7, 1915 – August 18, 1985) was a former United States Ambassador to Malawi, Africa. Jones was appointed Ambassador by President Lyndon B. Johnson in November, 1965 and served in that position until March, 1970. He was a Foreign Service Officer from 1954 until his retirement in 1971 and held posts in Israel, Yugoslavia, and South Korea, before his appointment as ambassador to Malawi. Jones served in the US Army during World War II and reached the rank of major. All of his wartime service after domestic training was spent in England. He was born in Columbus, Indiana, and was a graduate of DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. His three siblings, brothers Wilbur and E. Curtis, and his sister Mary, are all deceased.

Marshall Jones married Virginia June Spitler (died 2009) and has three sons. Marshall Jr., who retired from the US Fish and Wildlife Service and now works for The National Zoo, was born in 1947 and lives in Washington, Virginia. Tarpley Jones, born in 1957, lives in Nashville and is a business consultant. Zachary Jones, born 1962, is an executive with EMC Corporation and also lives in Nashville. There are 6 grandchildren.

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Sam P. Gilstrap
United States Ambassador to Malawi
Succeeded by
William C. Burdett