Jones, James K. (b. 1839)

James K. Jones, of Washington, was born in Marshall County, Mississippi, September 29, 1839; received a classical education; was a private soldier during the "late unpleasantness" on the losing side; lived on his plantation after the close of the war until 1873, when he commenced the practice of law; was a member of the State Senate of Arkansas in 1873; was a member of the State Senate when the Constitutional Convention of 1874 was called; was reelected under the new government, and in 1877 was elected President of the Senate; was elected to the Forty-seventh Congress, and was re-elected to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses; was elected to the United States Senate, as a Democrat, to succeed James D. Walker, Democrat, and took his seat March 4, 1885. His term of service will expire March 3, 1891.
1. U. S. Congressional Directory, Washington, D. C., 1886, page 7.

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