Walter JONES, Congress, VA (1745-1815)


JONES, Walter, a Representative from Virginia; born in Williamsburg, Va., December 18, 1745; was graduated from William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Va., in 1760; studied medicine in Edinburgh and received the degree of doctor of medicine in 1770; returned to Virginia and located in Northumberland County; physician general of the middle military department in 1777; member of the State house of delegates 1785-1787; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1788; elected as a Republican to the Fifth Congress (March 4, 1797-March 3, 1799); again a member of the house of delegates in 1802 and 1803; elected to the Eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1803-March 3, 1811); died in Westmoreland County, Va., December 31, 1815; interment in the family burial ground at “Hayfield,” a few miles from what is now Callo, Northumberland County, Va.


Mason, Thomas A. “The Luminary of the Northern Neck: Walter Jones, 1745-1815.” Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Magazine 35 (1985): 3978-983.

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