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
DiedWinchester, Tennessee
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
Professionlawyer politician

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


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.


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.


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


  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

Succeeded by
James I. Standifer