Ed Jones (U.S. politician)

Edward "Ed" Jones ( born April 20, 1912 in Yorkville, Gibson County, Tennessee; † 11 December 1999 Dyer, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1969 and 1989 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Ed Jones studied until 1934 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville agriculture. Since November of that year he worked in the administration of the Ministry of Agriculture of Tennessee. He also managed their own farm. From 1944-1949 and again 1953-1969, he worked as an agricultural officer for the railway company Illinois Central Railroad. In between, he was in the years 1949 to 1953 as Commissioner of Agriculture Minister of Agriculture of his home state. From 1961 to 1969 he headed in Tennessee and the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation State Committee.

Politically, Jones was a member of the Democratic Party. After the death of Mr Fats Everett he was in the overdue election for the eighth seat from Tennessee as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 25 March 1969. After nine elections he could remain until January 3, 1989 at the Congress. There he represented 1973-1983 temporarily the seventh district of his state. Since 1983 he was again representative of the eighth constituency. During his time as a congressman, among other things, the Vietnam War ended. In 1974 the work of the Congress of the Watergate affair was coined. 1971, the 26th Amendment to the Constitution in Congress was passed.