JONES, William, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., in
1760; completed academic studies; served in the Revolutionary War, joining a
company of volunteers at the age of sixteen; moved to Charleston, S.C.;
returned to Pennsylvania; elected as a Republican to the Seventh Congress
(March 4, 1801-March 3, 1803); appointed Secretary of the Navy in the Cabinet
of President Madison and served from January 12, 1813, to December 2, 1814;
president of the Bank of the United States 1816-1819; collector of customs in
Philadelphia, Pa., 1827-1829; died in Bethlehem, Pa., September 6, 1831;
interment in St. Peters Churchyard, Philadelphia, Pa.
BibliographyCorrigan, M. Saint Pierre. William Jones of the Second Bank of
the United States: A Reappraisal. Ph.D. diss., St. Louis University, 1966.