Maurice Jones

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Maurice Jones
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16th Virginia Secretary of Commerce
In office
January 27, 2014 – September 6, 2016
Governor Terry McAuliffe
Preceded by Jim Cheng
Succeeded by Todd Haymore
5th United States Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
In office
April 2012 – January 2014
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Ron Sims
Succeeded by Nani A. Coloretti
Personal details
Born Maurice Antonia Jones
(1964-09-14) September 14, 1964 (age 53)
Mecklenburg, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Lisa Smith
Residence Norfolk, Virginia
Alma mater Hampden–Sydney College
Oxford University
University of Virginia

Maurice Antonia Jones (born September 14, 1964) is the former Secretary of Commerce in the cabinet of Governor Terry McAuliffe.[1]

Jones was born in Mecklenburg County and grew up in the town of Kenbridge. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Hampden–Sydney College before attending Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship and the University of Virginia School of Law.[2]


  1. ^ Wilson, Patrick (2016-06-16). "State Commerce Secretary Maurice Jones named CEO of non-profit LISC | Politics". Retrieved 2017-05-22. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Business Interviews Maurice Jones, Va Secretary of Commerce and Trade & Kenbridge native". 2014-10-03. Retrieved 2017-05-22.