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Christine M. Jones (December 25, 1929 – January 26, 2013) was an American politician who represented district 26 in the Maryland House of Delegates.[1]

Christine Miller Jones
Christine Jones (April 1990).jpg
Maryland House of Delegates
In office
1982–1994
ConstituencyPrince George's County
Personal details
Born(1929-12-25)December 25, 1929
Navasota, Texas
DiedJanuary 26, 2013(2013-01-26) (aged 83)
Baltimore, Maryland
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Robert E. Jones
ResidenceTemple Hills, Maryland
OccupationTeacher

BackgroundEdit

Jones was born in Navasota, Texas, on Christmas Day in 1929. She attended Huston-Tillotson College where she received a B.A. in 1949. Jones was an educator and teacher in the Prince George's County school system for more than 20 years. She was a member of the Oxon Hill Democratic Club, the John Hanson Women's Club, the Southern Prince George's Business and Professional Women's Club, the Prince George's County Education Association and the Maryland State Teachers Association. Jones was also a member of the National Education Association and the Phi Delta Kappa chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority. She served as a Board member of the National Conference of Christians and Jews; PG Mental Health Association; Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Center for Community Development. Founder, honorary member, PG Coalition on Black Affairs. She was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church Women's Club.

Jones died on January 26, 2013, a week after being rescued from a house fire.[2]

In the legislatureEdit

Jones was a member of the House of Delegates (Prince George's County) from 1982 to 1994. She was the Assistant majority floor leader in 1994 and a member of the Economic Matters Committee during her entire tenure. She also served on that committee's Worker's Compensation Subcommittee and the Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, the Joint Committee on Federal Relations and the Joint Committee on Protocol. Jones chaired the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland from 1991 to 1992.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Archives of Maryland: Christine M. Jones". Maryland State Archives. Retrieved 2009-04-05.
  2. ^ Weil, Martin (2013-01-27). "Former Md. state delegate Christine Jones dies - Washington Post". Articles.washingtonpost.com. Archived from the original on 2013-02-17. Retrieved 2013-02-01. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)