Ben JONES, Congress, GA (1941)
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.
BibliographyJones, Ben. Redneck Boy in the Promised Land: The Confessions of “Crazy Cooter.” Easton, PA: Harmony Press, 2008.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present