James Jones (Georgia)

James Jones (* in Maryland, † January 11, 1801 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1799 and 1801 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Both the birth date and birth place of James Jones are unknown; certainly is that he came from Maryland. In 1840 he moved with his uncle in Georgia, where he attended the Augusta Academy. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer in Savannah, he began to work in his new profession. In 1790, he became first lieutenant of militia in Chatham County. Politically, Jones was the end of the 1790s a member of the Federalist Party, founded by Alexander Hamilton. Between 1796 and 1798 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Georgia. In May 1798, Jones was a delegate to a meeting to revise the State Constitution.

In the state- wide discharged congressional elections of 1798 he was elected for the first parliamentary mandate of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he became the successor of Abraham Baldwin on March 4, 1799. James Jones could not finish its actually runs until March 3, 1801 legislative session in Congress, because he already died on 11 January 1801. During his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Federal Government and the Congress based the new federal capital of Washington. James Jones was buried at the cemetery Congress of the federal capital.