Seaborn Jones

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This article is about the politician. For the poet, see Seaborn Jones (poet).

Seaborn Jones (February 1, 1788 – March 18, 1864) was a United States Representative from Georgia. Born in Augusta, Georgia, he attended Princeton College and studied law. By a special act of the legislature, he was admitted to the bar in 1808. He commenced a legal practice in Milledgeville.

Jones was appointed Solicitor General of the Ocmulgee circuit in September 1817, and was Solicitor General of Georgia in 1823. He was one of the commissioners appointed to investigate the disturbances in the Creek Nation; in 1827 he moved to Columbus, Georgia where he built his home El Dorado, later renamed St Elmo. Jones was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress, serving from March 4, 1833 to March 3, 1835. He was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress, serving from March 4, 1845, to March 3, 1847. He died in Columbus, and was buried was at Linwood Cemetery.

Jones' daughter, Mary Howard Jones, married Henry L. Benning, for whom Fort Benning is named. In 2002, the Seaborn Jones Memorial Park in Rockville was named after Jones.[1]


  1. ^ "Polk County". Calhoun Times. 1 September 2004. p. 103. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
New seat
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835
Succeeded by
Charles Eaton Haynes
Preceded by
At Large Districts
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
Succeeded by
Alfred Iverson Sr.