Roland Jones

Roland Jones ( born November 18, 1813 in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina; † February 5, 1869 in Shreveport, Louisiana ) was an American politician. From 1853 to 1855 he represented the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Roland Jones attended private schools in his homeland. Between 1830 and 1835, he worked as a teacher in Wilkesboro. After a subsequent law studies at the Cambridge Law School in Massachusetts and its made ​​in 1838 admitted to the bar he began to work in his new profession in Brandon, Mississippi. There he gave 1838-1840 out the newspaper " Brandon Republican ". In 1840 he moved to Shreveport, Louisiana, where he was still working as a lawyer.

Jones was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1844 and 1848 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Louisiana. In 1851 and 1852 he was district judge in Caddo Parish. In the congressional elections of 1852 Jones was in the fourth electoral district of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John Moore ( Whig Party ) on March 4, 1853. Since he resigned in 1854 on a bid again, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1855. This was determined by the discussions leading to the Civil War. It was primarily concerned with the question of slavery.

After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Roland Jones worked as a lawyer again. Between 1860 and 1868 he was again District Judge. He died on February 5, 1869 in Shreveport.