Francis Jones (American politician)

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Francis Jones
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1823
Preceded byIsaac Thomas
Succeeded byJames I. Standifer
Personal details
BornTennessee
DiedWinchester, Tennessee
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
Professionlawyer politician

Francis Jones was an American politician who represented Tennessee in the United States House of Representatives.

Biography[edit]

Jones was born in Tennessee and his birth date is unknown. Although he received a limited schooling; he studied law, and was admitted to bar.

Career[edit]

Jones began his practice in Winchester, Tennessee. David Crockett tells in his autobiography about the strong feelings that brought him to volunteer. According to Crockett's book, a young local lawyer named Francis Jones made a fiery speech, then volunteered and was elected captain, and later represented the district in Congress.[1] During the Creek War, Jones had his own company of Tennessee Volunteer Mounted Riflemen.[2]

Jones was elected Solicitor General of the third Tennessee district in 1815.[3]

Jones was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Congresses. He served from March 4, 1817 to March 3, 1823,[4] then resumed the practice of his profession in Winchester.

Death[edit]

Jones died on an unknown date in Winchester, Franklin County, Tennessee. The place of his interrment is unknown.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Francis Jones". City of Winchester. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  2. ^ Groneman, William (2005). David Crockett: Hero of the Common Man. New York, NY: Forge Books. p. 44. ISBN 978-0-7653-1067 -5.
  3. ^ "Francis Jones". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Francis Jones". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Francis Jones". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 12 February 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Isaac Thomas
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 3rd congressional district

1817-1823
Succeeded by
James I. Standifer