Hamilton C. Jones

Hamilton Chamberlain Jones ( born September 26, 1884 in Charlotte, North Carolina; † August 10, 1957 ) was an American politician. Between 1947 and 1953 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Hamilton Jones first attended the common schools and then the Central High School in Washington DC and Horner's Military School in Oxford. After a subsequent law studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at Columbia University in New York City and his 1906 was admitted to the bar, he began practicing in this profession, from 1910, in Charlotte. He also worked in agriculture. From 1913 to 1919 he worked in Charlotte as a judge. Thereafter, he served in from 1919 to 1921 as Deputy Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.

Politically, Jones was a member of the Democratic Party. From 1925 to 1927 he sat in the Senate of North Carolina. He was also curator of the University of North Carolina. In the congressional elections of 1946, Jones was selected in the tenth constituency of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of Sam Ervin on 3 January 1947. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1953 three legislative periods. These were shaped by the events of the Cold War.

1952 Jones was not re-elected. In the following years he worked again as a lawyer. He died on 10 August 1957 in his birthplace of Charlotte.