Evan John JONES, Congress, PA (1872-1952)


JONES, Evan John, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pa., October 23, 1872; attended the public schools; was graduated from Clarion Normal School, Clarion, Pa., in 1892; taught school; was graduated from the Dickinson Law School in 1896; was admitted to the bar in 1896 and commenced practice at St. Marys, Pa.; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1923); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1922; resumed the practice of law at Bradford, McKean County, Pa.; vice president and general manager of the Emporium Forestry Co., director and general counsel of the Grasse River Railroad Corp.; died in Bradford, Pa., January 9, 1952; interment in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present