Phineas Jones

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Phineas Jones
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883
Preceded by John L. Blake
Succeeded by William H. F. Fiedler
Personal details
Born (1819-04-18)April 18, 1819
Spencer, Massachusetts
Died April 19, 1884(1884-04-19) (aged 65)
Newark, New Jersey
Political party Republican

Phineas Jones (April 18, 1819, Spencer, Massachusetts – April 19, 1884, Newark, New Jersey) was a Republican politician who represented New Jersey's 6th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1883 to 1885.


Jones was born in Spencer, Massachusetts on April 18, 1819, where he attended the common schools. He moved to Elizabeth, New Jersey (then called Elizabethtown) in 1855, where he was a member of the city council of Elizabeth from 1856-1860. He moved to Newark in 1860 and engaged in manufacturing and mercantile pursuits. He was vice president of the New Jersey State Agricultural Society, and served as a member of the New Jersey General Assembly in 1873 and 1874.

Jones was elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress, serving in office from March 4, 1881 - March 3, 1883, but declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1882.

After leaving Congress, Jones retired from active life and died in Newark on April 19, 1884, the day after his 65th birthday. He was interred in Evergreen Cemetery in Hillside, New Jersey.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John L. Blake
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 6th congressional district

March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883
Succeeded by
William H.F. Fiedler