Walter Jones chaired the Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee for a decade, from 1981 until his death in 1992. He represented North Carolina’s coastal plain, home to marine trades and ports. Jones’ portrait shows him seated in front of a bookcase filled with volumes of the United States legal code, a familiar sight in House Committee offices.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Walter Beaman Jones, Sr.,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2002/2002-015-006/ (October 18, 2021)
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