Jones, James Taylor (b. 1832)

James Taylor Jones, of Demopolis, was born at Richmond, Virginia, in 1832, and removed with his father to Marengo County, Alabama, when two years old; received a classical education, graduating from Princeton College, New Jersey, in 1852, and from the Law School of the University of Virginia in 1855; was admitted to the bar in 1856, and has since been engaged in the practice of his profession, with the exception of four years during the war, when he was a private and afterwards an officer in the Fourth Alabama Regiment; was a Delegate to the Alabama State Constitutional Convention in 1865 ; was a State Senator in 1872-73; was elected to the Forty-fifth Congress in 1876, and to the Forty-eighth Congress in 1883, and was re-elected to the Forty-ninth Congress as a Democrat, receiving 8,871 votes against 6,403 votes for F. H. Threat, Republican.
1. U. S. Congressional Directory, Washington, D. C., 1886, page 5.

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