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  Jones, George Washington
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NameGeorge Washington Jones
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Fayetteville, Tennessee , United States
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Born March 15, 1806
DiedNovember 14, 1884 (78 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
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Aug 23, 2015 05:08am
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InfoJONES, George Washington, a Representative from Tennessee; born in King and Queen County, Va., March 15, 1806; moved to Tennessee with his parents, who settled in Fayetteville; received a common-school and academical education; apprenticed to the saddler’s trade; justice of the peace 1832-1835; member of the State house of representatives 1835-1839; served in the State senate 1839-1841; clerk of Lincoln County Court 1840-1843; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1859); chairman, Committee on Rules (Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses), Committee on Roads and Canals (Thirty-fifth Congress); delegate to the peace convention of 1861 held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war, but did not attend; elected from Tennessee a Member of the House of Representatives in the First Confederate Congress and served from February 18, 1862, to February 18, 1864; was not a candidate for reelection; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1870; died in Fayetteville, Lincoln County, Tenn., November 14, 1884; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.


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  08/06/1857 TN - District 06 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  02/02/1856 US House Speaker Lost 0.13% (-13.28%)
  08/02/1855 TN - District 06 Won 66.63% (+33.26%)
  08/04/1853 TN - District 06 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/01/1851 US House Speaker Lost 0.47% (-54.93%)
  08/07/1851 TN - District 05 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/02/1849 TN - District 05 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/02/1847 TN - District 05 Won 99.14% (+98.28%)
  08/07/1845 TN - District 05 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/03/1843 TN - District 05 Won 63.46% (+26.92%)
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