Homer Raymond JONES, Congress, WA (1893-1970)


JONES, Homer Raymond, a Representative from Washington; born in Martinsburg, Audrain County, Mo., September 3, 1893; moved to Bremerton, Wash., in 1901; attended the public schools and studied business administration at Seattle Business College; during the First World War served as an enlisted man in the United States Navy 1917-1919; engaged as a sheet-metal worker, Navy Yard, Bremerton, Wash., 1919-1921; city councilman of Charleston, Wash., 1922-1924 and mayor 1924-1927; treasurer of Kitsap County, Wash., 1926-1929; assistant State treasurer of Washington 1929-1933; treasurer of Bremerton, Wash., 1933-1937; mayor of Bremerton, Wash., 1939-1941; served as an officer in the United States Naval Reserve from 1941 until his discharge as a captain in 1946; awarded Bronze Star Medal; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1949); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; superintendent of the Washington State Veterans’ Home at Retsil 1949-1953; assistant State treasurer 1953-1957; real estate salesman; died in Bremerton, Wash., November 26, 1970; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

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