Homer Jones

Homer Raymond Jones ( born September 3, 1893 in Martinsburg, Audrain County, Missouri, † 26 November 1970 at Bremerton, Washington ) was an American politician. Between 1947 and 1949 he represented the State of Washington in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1901, Homer Jones came to Bremerton, where he attended the public schools. He then studied at the Seattle Business College of Business Administration. During the First World War, he served from 1917 to 1919 in the U.S. Navy. Between 1919 and 1921 he was a metal worker at the Naval Shipyard in Bremerton. He then began a career in politics.

From 1922 to 1924 he was councilor in Charleston; to 1927 he was mayor of this place. In the years 1926 up to 1929 Jones chamberlain of Kitsap County, from 1929 to 1933 he was deputy finance minister of his state. In Bremerton, he held between 1933 and 1937 also the office of chamberlain of. He was then 1939-1941 and mayor of this place. During the Second World War from 1941 to 1946, Jones was a captain in the Navy Reserve.

Politically, Jones was a member of the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1946, he was the first electoral district of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Hugh De Lacy on 3 January 1947. Since 1948 he Democrat Hugh Mitchell defeated in the elections of the year, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1949.

Between 1949 and 1953 led Homer Jones, the state veterans care of the State of Washington, Retsil. After that, he was deputy 1953-1957 Treasury of the State of Washington. In addition, he was still working in the real estate industry. Homer Jones died on 26 November 1970 in Bremerton and was also buried there.