Thomas Laurens Jones

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Thomas Laurens Jones
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1871
March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877
Preceded by Andrew H. Ward
William Evans Arthur
Succeeded by William Evans Arthur
John G. Carlisle
Personal details
Born (1819-01-22)January 22, 1819
White Oak, North Carolina
Died June 20, 1887(1887-06-20) (aged 68)
Newport, Kentucky
Resting place Evergreen Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Princeton College
Harvard University
Profession Lawyer

Thomas Laurens Jones (January 22, 1819 – June 20, 1887) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Born in White Oak, North Carolina, Jones attended private schools. He graduated from Princeton College and from the law department of Harvard University. He was admitted to the bar in Columbia, South Carolina, in 1846 and commenced practice in New York City in 1847. He moved to Newport, Kentucky, in 1849 and continued the practice of law. He served as a member of the State house of representatives from Campbell County 1853–1855.

Jones was elected as a Democrat to the Fortieth and Forty-first Congresses (March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1871). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1870.

Jones was elected to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877). He served as chairman of the Committee on Railways and Canals (Forty-fourth Congress). He was not a candidate for renomination. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Newport, Kentucky, June 20, 1887. He was interred in Evergreen Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Andrew H. Ward
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 6th congressional district

March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1871
Succeeded by
William Evans Arthur
Preceded by
William Evans Arthur
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 6th congressional district

March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877
Succeeded by
John G. Carlisle