Frank JONES, Congress, NH (1832-1902)
JONES, Frank, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Barrington, N.H., September 15, 1832; attended the public schools; moved to Portsmouth in 1849 and became a merchant and brewer; owned establishments in Portsmouth and South Boston, Mass.; mayor of Portsmouth in 1868 and 1869; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1879); was not a candidate for renomination in 1878; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor of New Hampshire in 1880; affiliated with the Republican Party; interested in railroads; presidential elector on the Republican ticket in 1900; died in Portsmouth, N.H., October 2, 1902; interment in Harmony Grove Cemetery.
BibliographyBrighton, Ray. Frank Jones: King of the Alemakers. Hampton, N.H.: Randall, 1976.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present