Andrieus A. Jones

Andrieus Aristieus Jones (May 16, 1862 – December 20, 1927) was a Democratic Party politician from New Mexico who represented the state in the United States Senate from 1917 until his death.

Andrieus A. Jones
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United States Senator
from New Mexico
In office
March 4, 1917 – December 20, 1927
Preceded byThomas B. Catron
Succeeded byBronson M. Cutting
President of the New Mexico Bar Association
In office
1893–1894
Preceded byAlfred B. Elliott
Succeeded byJames G.Fitch
Personal details
Born(1862-05-16)May 16, 1862
Union City, Tennessee
DiedDecember 20, 1927(1927-12-20) (aged 65)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Natalia Stoneroad Jones
Children2
ResidenceLas Vegas, New Mexico
Alma materValparaiso University
ProfessionAttorney

BiographyEdit

Jones was born near Union City, Tennessee on May 16, 1862, a son of Rev. James Henry Waldo Jones and Hester Ann Augusta (May) Jones.[1][2] He was educated in the local schools, attended Bethel College in McKenzie, and graduated from Valparaiso University with a bachelor of science degree in 1884,[1] and a bachelor of arts in 1885.[1][3]

After college, Jones taught school in Tennessee before moving to Las Vegas, New Mexico Territory, where he was principal of the public schools from 1885 to 1887.[3] While teaching, Jones studied law.[3] He was admitted to the bar in 1888 and began practice in Las Vegas.[3]

Jones served as president of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce,[4] and from 1893 to 1894 he was president of the New Mexico Bar Association.[3] From 1893 to 1894 he served as mayor of Las Vegas.[3] From 1894 to 1898 he was a special United States Attorney.[3] In 1896, Jones was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention.[3]

From 1906 to 1908 and 1911 to 1912 he was chairman of the New Mexico Democratic Party.[3] In 1908 Jones became New Mexico's member of the Democratic National Committee, and he served until 1922.[3][5] Jones ran unsuccessfully for the Senate in 1912;[5] from 1913 to 1916 he served as the First Assistant Secretary of the Interior.[3]

Jones was elected to the Senate in 1916.[3] He was reelected in 1922 and served from March 4, 1917 until his death.[3] While in Congress he served on the Finance Committee[6] and was chairman of the Committee on Woman Suffrage. As a member of the Committee on Public Lands and Surveys, Jones worked to uncover and publicize the details of the Teapot Dome Scandal.[7]

Death and burialEdit

Jones died in Washington, D.C. on December 20, 1927.[3] He was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Las Vegas.[3]

FamilyEdit

In 1902, Jones married Natalia (Stoneroad) Jones (1871-1933).[8] They were the parents of two sons, Vincent and A. A. Jones Jr.[9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

SourcesEdit

BooksEdit

  • U.S. Senate (1928). Memorial Addresses: Andrieus A. Jones, Late a Senator from New Mexico. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office – via HathiTrust.

NewspapersEdit

External linksEdit

United States Congress. "JONES, Andrieus Aristieus (id: J000210)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Thomas B. Catron
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from New Mexico
1917 – 1927
Served alongside: Albert B. Fall, Holm O. Bursum, Sam G. Bratton
Succeeded by
Bronson M. Cutting

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