JONES, Walter Beaman, Sr., (1913 - 1992)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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JONES, Walter Beaman, Sr., (father of Walter Beaman Jones, Jr.), a Representative from North Carolina; born in Fayetteville, Hoke County, N.C., August 19, 1913; attended Elise Academy, Hemp, N.C.; B.S., North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C., 1934; businessman; mayor of Farmville, N.C., 1949-1953; member of the North Carolina state general assembly, 1955-1959; member of the North Carolina state senate, 1965; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth Congress, by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Herbert C. Bonner, and reelected to the thirteen succeeding Congresses (February 5, 1966-September 15, 1992); chairman, Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries (Ninety-seventh through One Hundred Second Congresses); died on September 15, 1992, in Norfolk, Va.