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George Jones

Born: Feb 25, 1766

Death: Nov 13, 1838

Birthplace: Savannah

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

George Jones

Date of Birth : Feb 25, 1766
Date of Death : Nov 13, 1838
Birth Place : Savannah

George Jones was a United States Senator from Georgia. Born in Savannah, he received an academic training, studied medicine with his father, and practiced for a number of years. He participated in the American Revolutionary War. He was captured by the British Army as a prisoner of war and during 1780 and 1781 was imprisoned upon an English ship. He was later a member of the Georgia House of Representatives and Georgia Senate, and during the War of 1812 he served as captain of a company of Savannah reserves. He was a member of the Savannah board of aldermen in 1793–1794, 1802–1803, and 1814–1815, and was mayor of Savannah from 1812 to 1814. He was appointed judge of the eastern judicial circuit of Georgia in 1804, and served until he became a U.S. Senator, appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Abraham Baldwin and serving from August 27, 1807, to November 7, 1807, when a successor was elected. Jones died in Savannah and was interred in Bonaventure Cemetery. His father, Noble Wimberly Jones, was a Georgia delegate to the Continental Congress, and his grandfather, Noble Jones, was one of Georgia's first settlers.

Profession


  • Politician
  • Judge

Also known as


  • Mayor George Jones
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