Francis Jones (American politician)

Francis Jones ( † in Winchester, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1817 and 1823 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Neither Jones nor his date of birth place of birth are known. His date of death is uncertain. He received only a limited education. After studying law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began in Winchester to work in his new profession. In 1815, he was a prosecutor in the third judicial district of Tennessee.

Politically, Jones was a member of the Democratic- Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1816 he was in the third electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Samuel Powell on March 4, 1817. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1823 three legislative periods.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Francis Jones again worked as a lawyer in Winchester. There he is also deceased.