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Robert Franklin Jones

Robert Franklin Jones (June 25, 1907 – June 22, 1968) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio.

Robert Franklin Jones
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1939 – September 2, 1947
Preceded byWalter H. Albaugh
Succeeded byWilliam Moore McCulloch
Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission
In office
September 5, 1947 – September 19, 1952
Appointed byHarry S. Truman
Personal details
Born(1907-06-25)June 25, 1907
Cairo, Ohio
DiedJune 22, 1968(1968-06-22) (aged 60)
Olney, Maryland
Resting placeLima Memorial Park, Lima, Ohio
Political partyRepublican
Alma materOhio Northern University Pettit College of Law

Robert F. Jones was born in Cairo, Ohio. He graduated from the Lima Central High School in Lima, Ohio, in 1924, and in 1929 from Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio, with a law degree. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Lima. He served as prosecuting attorney of Allen County, Ohio, from 1935 to 1939.

Jones was elected in 1938 as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses. He served until his resignation on September 2, 1947. His appointment to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by President Harry S. Truman was confirmed by the Senate, and he served as FCC commissioner from September 5, 1947, until his resignation on September 19, 1952.[1]

He resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., and died in Olney, Maryland, on June 22, 1968. Interment in Lima Memorial Park Cemetery in Lima, Ohio.


  1. ^ "Commissioners from 1934 to Present". United States Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved November 8, 2009.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Frank L. Kloeb
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
William M. McCulloch