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Benjamin Jones (April 13, 1787 – April 24, 1861) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Benjamin Jones
Benjamin Jones (congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 18th district
In office
March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837
Preceded bynew district
Succeeded byMatthias Shepler
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Wayne County district
In office
December 3, 1821 – December 1, 1822
Preceded byJacob Barker
Succeeded byCyrus Spink
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the Wayne County district
In office
December 7, 1829 – December 2, 1832
Preceded byJoseph H. Larwill
Succeeded byThomas Robinson
Personal details
Born(1787-04-13)April 13, 1787
Winchester, Virginia
DiedApril 24, 1861(1861-04-24) (aged 74)
Wooster, Ohio
Resting placeOak Hil Cemetery, Wooster, Ohio
Political partyDemocratic

Born in Winchester, Virginia, Jones moved with his parents to Washington, Pennsylvania. He received a limited schooling. He learned the trade of cabinetmaking. He moved to Wooster, Ohio, in 1812 and engaged in mercantile pursuits. He was a Justice of the Peace in 1815, and commissioner for Wayne County in 1818. He served in the Ohio House of Representatives in 1821–1822, and in the Ohio Senate from 1829 to 1832. Ohio Presidential elector in 1828 for Andrew Jackson.[1]

Jones was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837). He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War in the Twenty-fourth Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination. He resumed business interests in Wooster, and died there April 24, 1861. He was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery.


  1. ^ Taylor 1899 : 145
  • United States Congress. "Benjamin Jones (id: J000212)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Taylor, William Alexander; Taylor, Aubrey Clarence (1899). Ohio statesmen and annals of progress: from the year 1788 to the year 1900 ... 1. State of Ohio. p. 145.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 18th congressional district

March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837
Succeeded by
Matthias Shepler