|Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Gift of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress
JONES, Ben, a Representative from Georgia; born in Tarboro, Edgecombe County,
N.C., August 30, 1941; graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, Portsmouth,
Va., 1959; attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.,
1961-1964; professional entertainer; unsuccessful candidate for election to the
One Hundredth Congress in 1986; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred First
and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 1989-January 3, 1993); unsuccessful
candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Third Congress in 1992;
unsuccessful candidate for election to the One Hundred Eighth Congress in
Virginia in 2002.
Redneck Boy in the Promised Land: The Confessions of Crazy
Cooter." Easton, PA: Harmony Press, 2008.