Seaborn Jones

Seaborn Jones ( born February 1, 1788 in Augusta, Georgia, † March 18, 1864 in Columbus, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1833 and 1847 he represented two times the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Seaborn Jones first visited the Princeton College. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1808 admitted to the bar he began in Milledgeville to work in his new profession. In 1817 he was prosecutor in the Ocmulgee District. In 1823 he was Attorney General ( Solicitor General ) of the State of Georgia. In the 1820s he was one of the negotiators, the unrest in the territory of the Creek Indians tried to mediate. In 1827, Jones moved to Columbus.

Politically, he joined the later President Andrew Jackson and was a member of the Democratic Party, founded in 1828 by this. In the state- wide held congressional elections of 1832 Jones was for the newly created ninth parliamentary mandate of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took his seat on March 4, 1833. Until March 3, 1835, he was initially able to do only one term in Congress. This was determined by the discussions about the policy of President Jackson. In those years it was mainly about the banking policy of the President.

In the congressional elections of 1844 Jones was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives again in the second electoral district of Georgia, where he became the successor of William Henry Stiles on March 4, 1845. Until March 3, 1847, he could spend another term in Congress, which was shaped by the events of the Mexican-American War. After his final retirement from Congress to Seaborn Jones withdrew from politics. He died on March 18, 1864 in Columbus.