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Evan John Jones (politician)

Evan John Jones (October 23, 1872 – January 9, 1952) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Evan John Jones
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 21st district
In office
March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1923
Preceded byCharles H. Rowland
Succeeded byJacob B. Kurtz
Personal details
Born(1872-10-23)October 23, 1872
Shamokin, Pennsylvania
DiedJanuary 9, 1952(1952-01-09) (aged 79)
Bradford, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican Party
Alma materClarion Normal School
Dickinson School of Law
OccupationAttorney

Jones was born in Shamokin, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Clarion Normal School in Clarion, Pennsylvania, in 1892. He taught school. He graduated from the Dickinson School of Law in 1896. He was admitted to the bar in 1896 and commenced practice at St. Marys, Pennsylvania.

Jones was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1922. He resumed the practice of law in Bradford, Pennsylvania.

He served as vice president and general manager of the Emporium Forestry Co. and as director and general counsel of the Grasse River Railroad Corp.

He died in Bradford, Pennsylvania, aged 79, and is buried in Willow Dale Cemetery.

SourcesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Evan J. Jones (id: J000217)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles H. Rowland
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 21st congressional district

1919–1923
Succeeded by
J. Banks Kurtz