James Kimbrough Jones (September 29, 1839 – June 1, 1908) was a Confederate Army veteran, plantation owner, lawyer, US Congressional Representative, United States Senator and chairman of the Democratic National Committee from Arkansas.
|Chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus|
December 1899 – March 4, 1903
|Preceded by||David Turpie|
|Succeeded by||Arthur Pue Gorman|
|Chair of the Democratic National Committee|
|Preceded by||William F. Harrity|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Taggart|
|United States Senator|
March 4, 1885 – March 4, 1903
|Preceded by||James D. Walker|
|Succeeded by||James Paul Clarke|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Arkansas's 2nd district
March 4, 1881 – February 19, 1885
|Preceded by||William F. Slemons|
|Succeeded by||Clifton R. Breckinridge|
James Kimbrough Jones
September 29, 1839
Marshall County, Mississippi, U.S.
|Died||June 1, 1908 (aged 68)|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Resting place||Rock Creek Cemetery|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Branch/service||Confederate States Army|
|Unit||3rd Arkansas Cavalry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
Born in Marshall County, Mississippi, Jones moved with his father to Dallas County, Arkansas in 1848. He pursued classical studies under a private tutor; he would later study law and was, in 1874, admitted to the bar, practicing in Washington, Arkansas.
During the American Civil War, Jones served in the Confederate Army, and returned to his Arkansas plantation afterward. From 1873 to 1879, he was a member of the Arkansas State Senate, and was president of that body from 1877 to 1879. In 1896 and 1900, he was the chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
Jones was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1885); he was re-elected to the Forty-ninth but tendered his resignation on February 19, 1885, having been elected to the United States Senate that year. Jones was reelected in 1891 and 1897 and served from March 4, 1885, to March 3, 1903, unsuccessfully seeking reelection in 1902. While in the Senate, he was chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs (Fifty-third Congress), Committee on Corporations Organized in the District of Columbia (Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses), Committee on Private Land Claims (Fifty-fifth Congress.)
- United States Congress. "James Kimbrough Jones (id: J000231)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on March 24, 2010