John Winston Jones

John Winston Jones ( born November 22, 1791 in Amelia Court House, Amelia County, Virginia; † January 29, 1848 in Chesterfield County, Virginia ) was an American politician and from 1843 to 1845 the Speaker of the House.

Life and work

John Winston Jones was born on November 22, 1791 in Amelia Court House. He attended a private school and graduated in 1813 his law studies at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg from. In the same year he was admitted to the Bar Association and began working in Chesterfield County as attorney for the fifth judicial district of Virginia. March 4, 1835, he was, until March 3, 1845 Member of Congress - the first two years as a Jacksonian and later as a Democrat. He also served as the Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means (1839-1841) and 1843-1845 Speaker of the Repräsentenhauses. He opted not to re-election to Congress and left that in 1845 to return to work as a lawyer. Besides, he was also active even in agriculture.

In 1846 he became a member of the Lower House of Virginia, sitting in front of this as a speaker. However, his re-election the following year he declined from disease-related reasons. On January 29, 1848 he died at his country seat " Dellwood " in Chesterfield County. He is on the family cemetery on his property, northwest of Petersburg, buried.