Robert Taylor Jones

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Robert Taylor Jones
Robert Taylor Jones.jpg
6th Governor of Arizona
In office
January 2, 1939 – January 6, 1941
Preceded by Rawghlie C. Stanford
Succeeded by Sidney P. Osborn
Personal details
Born (1884-02-08)February 8, 1884
Rutledge, Tennessee
Died June 11, 1958(1958-06-11) (aged 74)
Phoenix, Arizona
Political party Democratic
Crypt of Robert Taylor Jones a.k.a. “Bob”

Robert Taylor Jones (February 8, 1884 – June 11, 1958) was the sixth Governor of the U.S. state of Arizona and served from 1939 to 1941. Born in Rutledge, Tennessee, he was a civil engineer and participated in the construction of the Panama Canal. He owned pharmacies in Phoenix and Tucson. He also owned the Jones Western Store in Phoenix and a cattle ranch near Chandler. Prior to his becoming governor, Jones served as a State Senator from Maricopa County in the 13th Arizona State Legislature during 1937-1938.[1] Jones died in 1958 in Phoenix, Arizona, and is buried in Greenwood/Memory Lawn Mortuary & Cemetery in Phoenix.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Rawghlie C. Stanford
Governor of Arizona
Succeeded by
Sidney Preston Osborn