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  Jones, Walter Burgwyn
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NameWalter Burgwyn Jones
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Montgomery, Alabama , United States
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Born October 16, 1888
Died August 01, 1963 (74 years)
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InfoJONES, Walter B. - Alabama jurist who received an electoral vote for US President in 1956.

Born 10/16/1888 in Montgomery AL, son of Thomas G. & Georgena C. (Bird) Jones.

Educated at the Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1907; LLB, Univ. of Alabama 1909 and admitted to state bar same year

Secretary to US Judge, Middle District, Alabama 1911-1919

VP, Board of Commissioners, Montgomery AL 1920

AL State House (D-Montgomery) 1919-1920

Alabama State Highway Commission 1920

Judge, 15th Judicial Circuit of Alabama 1920-1963, serving as presiding judge 1935-1963.

Board of Jury Supervisors 1923-1963

Editor, Alabama Lawyer, 1939-1963

Alabama War Manpower Committee 1942-1943

Alabama Judicial Council 1944-1951

Member, Alabama Committee for Judicial Reform 1957-1958

Member of many civic and legal organizations as well as a 33d degree Mason

Wrote five legal treatises

Died 8/1/1963 in Montgomery AL

James T. Havel, U.S. Presidential Candidates and the Elections, vol. 1, pp. 310-311.

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