Paul F. Jones

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Paul F. Jones
Member of the Pittsburgh City Council
In office
January 4, 1954[1] – July 7, 1960
Preceded by William Davis
Succeeded by James Jordon[2]
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the Allegheny County district
In office
January 1, 1951 – January 4, 1954
Personal details
Born 1909
Died July 7, 1960
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Duquesne University

Paul F. Jones (1909–1960) was the first African-American elected to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's City Council in 1954. He was born in Kentucky in 1909, and moved to Pittsburgh at the age of 11. He graduated from Duquesne Law School and served in World War II. His first public service was in the State House, where he held one of Allegheny County's allotted at-large seats. He was Chair of the Urban Renewal Committee, which played a significant role in the redevelopment of the lower Hill District. He was also active in the NAACP, Urban League, American Legion and VFW. He died in office in July 1960.


  1. ^ "Jones to Get Davis Seat on City Council". The Pittsburgh Press. January 3, 1954. Retrieved December 30, 2011. 
  2. ^ "New Councilman". The Pittsburgh Press. September 7, 1960. Retrieved December 30, 2011. 

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