John S. Jones

John Sills Jones ( born February 12, 1836 Champaign County, Ohio, † April 11, 1903 in Delaware, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1877 and 1879 he represented the State of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Jones attended the public schools of his home and then studied until 1855 at the Ohio Wesleyan University in the city of Delaware. After a subsequent law degree in 1857 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in Delaware to work in this profession. In the years 1860 and 1861 he was a prosecutor in the local Delaware County. During the Civil War he served as an officer in various units in the army of the Union. He rose to the colonel. Later he was promoted to brevet brigadier general. After the war he continued his legal practice. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. In 1866 he was mayor of the city of Delaware. From 1866 to 1872 he served in turn as a prosecutor in Delaware County.

In the congressional elections of 1876 Jones was in the ninth election district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrats Earley F. Poppleton on March 4, 1877. Since he resigned in 1878 to further candidacy, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1879. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Jones practiced as a lawyer again. From 1879 to 1884 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio. He died on April 11, 1903 in Delaware, where he was also buried.