William Carey Jones

William Carey Jones ( born April 5, 1855 in Remsen, Oneida County, New York, † June 14, 1927 in Spokane, Washington ) was an American politician. Between 1897 and 1899 he represented the State of Washington in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Jones attended the public schools of his home and then the West Salem Seminary in Wisconsin. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and its made ​​in 1876 admitted to the bar he began in Madelia (Minnesota) to work in his new profession. In the years 1882 and 1883 he was also legal representative of the place. In 1883, Jones moved to the Washington Territory, where he settled in Cheney and worked as a legal representative of the place. Since 1887, Jones was a resident of Spokane. Between 1886 and 1889 he was a prosecutor in the twelfth judicial district of Washington Territory. After the founding of the State of Washington Jones was 1889-1897 Attorney General of the new state.

Politically, Jones was a member of the Republican Party. Between 1884 and 1894 he took part in all regional party conferences in his territory or state as the delegate. Within his party he belonged to the so-called Silver Group preferred the silver as currency basis. In the state- wide held congressional elections of 1896 Jones was the first parliamentary seat of Washington in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Samuel C. Hyde on March 4, 1897. Since he has not been confirmed in the elections of 1898, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1899. This was marked by the events of the Spanish-American War. At that time, the Philippines, and the Hawaiian Islands came under U.S. administration.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Jones joined the Democratic Party. Between 1904 and 1924 he was a delegate at all regional party conferences of the Democrats in Washington State. During these years he was professionally re- worked as a lawyer. William Jones died on June 14, 1927 in Spokane.