Walter B. Jones, Sr.

Walter Beaman Jones, Sr. ( born August 19, 1913 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, † September 15, 1992 in Norfolk, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1966 and 1992 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Walter Jones first visited the Academy in Elise Hemp and then studied until 1934 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. He then worked as a private businessman. Politically, Jones became a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1949 and 1953 he was mayor of the town of Farmville; 1955 to 1959 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from North Carolina. In 1965 he was a member of the State Senate.

After the death of Mr Herbert Covington Bonner Jones was at the due election for the first seat of North Carolina as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 5 February 1966. After 13 Re-elections he could remain until his death in September 1992 in Congress. In this time were, among others, the Vietnam War, the end of the civil rights movement and the Watergate scandal. In addition, the 25th and the 26th Amendment to the Constitution were ratified. Since 1981, Jones was chairman of the committee that dealt with the Merchant Marine and Fisheries.

Walter Jones died September 15, 1992 in Norfolk. His son Walter born in 1943 represents the third district since 1995, of North Carolina in Congress.