Walter B. Jones, Sr.


Walter B. Jones, Sr.

Walter Beaman Jones, Sr. (August 19, 1913September 15, 1992), was an American politician from the state of North Carolina who served in the United States House of Representatives, and was the father of Walter Beaman Jones, Jr., who is currently a Representative for the Republican Party.

Jones was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and attended Elise Academy, in Hemp, North Carolina. He received a Bachelor of Science in 1934 from North Carolina State University in Raleigh. He became a businessperson, then the mayor of Farmville, North Carolina from 1949 to 1953. He was a member of the North Carolina General Assembly from 1955 to 1959, and a member of the North Carolina State Senate in 1965.

Jones was elected as a Democrat to the 89th United States Congress by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Representative Herbert C. Bonner, and reelected to the 90th, 91st, 92nd, 93rd, 94th, 95th, 96th, 97th, 98th, 99th, 100th, 101st, and 102nd United States Congresses, serving from February 5, 1966 to September 15, 1992. He was the chairman of the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries from the 97th through 102nd Congresses.

He died in Norfolk, Virginia.

References

* [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=J000256]


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