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Jim Jones

Born: May 13, 1942

Birthplace: Twin Falls

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Jim Jones

Date of Birth : May 13, 1942
Birth Place : Twin Falls

Jim Jones is the Chief Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court and a former Attorney General of Idaho. Born in Twin Falls, Idaho, Jones was raised on a farm near Eden. He attended Idaho State College in Pocatello for a year and transferred to the University of Oregon in Eugene, graduating in 1964 with a B.A. in political science. He attended Northwestern University near Chicago and received his J.D. from its School of Law in 1967. He served as an artillery officer in the U.S. Army in Vietnam in the late 1960s and received several decorations, including the Army Commendation Medal and the Bronze Star. Jones served as a legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Len Jordan in the early 1970s. Afterwards he practiced law in Jerome and Boise. Jones entered politics in 1978 as a candidate for Congress from the state's 2nd district. He was defeated in the Republican primary by incumbent George Hansen, and lost again in the 1980 primary to Hansen. Jones was elected the state's attorney general as a Republican in 1982, and was re-elected unopposed in 1986. He ran for the U.S.


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