James Kimbrough Jones

James Kimbrough Jones ( born September 29, 1839 Marshall County, Mississippi; † June 1, 1908 in Washington DC ) was an American politician (Democratic Party), who represented the state of Arkansas in both chambers of Congress. From 1896 to 1904 he was chairman of the Democratic National Committee, the party organization of the Democrats.

In 1848 James Jones moved with his father to Arkansas, where they both settled in Dallas County. He received his comprehensive education from a private tutor. After he had fought during the Civil War in the Confederate Army, he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1874, after which he began practicing in the city of Washington in Hempstead County.

Jones ' political career began with the membership of the Senate of Arkansas 1873-1879, where he served as Speaker of the Parliament Chamber in 1877. On 4 March 1881 he moved as a representative of the second electoral district of Arkansas, a House of Representatives of the United States, where he remained until March 3, 1885. He was indeed confirmed for a further term of office by the voters, but also had won the election in the U.S. Senate and, after his resignation on March 4, 1885 in this chamber of parliament. In the following years he twice succeeded in re-election before he failed in 1902 to his inner-party opponents James Paul Clarke and therefore had to resign from the Congress on March 3, 1903. As a senator, he was, among other things the Committee on Indian Affairs and the Committee on Private Land Claims.

During his time in Congress Jones took over in 1896 as chairman of the presidency of the Democratic Party at the federal level; He followed this by William F. Harrity. In 1904 he handed over the items to Thomas Taggart. After his retirement from politics, he remained in Washington, where he worked until his death in 1908 as a lawyer.