Thomas E. Jones

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Thomas Elsa Jones (1888 – August 5, 1973) was the fifth president of Fisk University, serving from 1926 to 1946. He was also president of Earlham College. A Quaker, Jones served as a missionary with his wife in Japan.

Growing up in Fairmount, Indiana, Jones attended Fairmount Academy.[1] He received his bachelor's degree from Earlham College in 1912, and studied at Hartford Theological Seminary, graduating with a B.D. in 1915. Jones earned an M.A. in 1917 and an Ph.D. in sociology in 1926 from Columbia University.

Jones died on August 5, 1973, in Richmond, Indiana.[2]


  1. ^ "Thomas E. Jones", Earlham College.
  2. ^ "DR. THOMAS E. JONES, EARLHAM EX-HEAD, 85". The New York Times. August 6, 1973. Retrieved July 13, 2010.