Robert Franklin Jones

Robert Franklin Jones ( born June 25, 1907 in Cairo, Allen County, Ohio, † June 22, 1968 in Olney, Maryland ) was an American politician. Between 1939 and 1947 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Robert Jones attended the public schools of his home and thereafter until 1924, the Lima Central High School, also in Ohio. After a subsequent law degree from Ohio Northern University and his 1929 was admitted as a lawyer in Lima, he began to work in this profession. Between 1935 and 1939 he served as a prosecutor in Allen County. Politically, he joined the Republican Party.

In the congressional elections of 1938, Jones was in the fourth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Walter H. Albaugh on January 3, 1939. After four elections he could remain until his resignation on September 2, 1947 in Congress. By 1941, there the last of the New Deal legislation of the Federal Government were adopted under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Since 1941 the work of the Congress of the events of the Second World War and its aftermath was marked.

From 1947 to 1952, Robert Jones Member of the Federal Communications Commission. He then practiced as a lawyer again. He died on June 22, 1968 in Olney and was buried in Lima.