JONES, Thomas Laurens

JONES, Thomas Laurens
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JONES, Thomas Laurens, a Representative from Kentucky; born in White Oak, Rutherford County, N.C., January 22, 1819; attended private schools; was graduated from Princeton College and from the law department of Harvard University; was admitted to the bar in Columbia, S.C., in 1846 and commenced practice in New York City in 1847; moved to Newport, Ky., in 1849 and continued the practice of law; member of the State house of representatives from Campbell County 1853-1855; elected as a Democrat to the Fortieth and Forty-first Congresses (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1871); was not a candidate for renomination in 1870; elected to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); chairman, Committee on Railways and Canals (Forty-fourth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination; resumed the practice of law; died in Newport, Ky., June 20, 1887; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

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External Research Collections

Duke University
Rare Book, Manuscripts, and Special Collections Library

Durham, NC
Papers: In the family papers of Franklin B. Rust, 1851-1922, n.d., 25 items. Collection contains one letter from Thomas L. Jones concerning the removal of a government official from his post.

Filson Club Historical Society

Louisville, KY
Papers: In the Charles Lanman collection. Autobiographical or biographical sketch. Unpublished finding aid in repository.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Jones, Thomas Laurens. An address delivered before Mountain Lodge. Greenville: Printed by O. H. Wells, 1849.

---. Amnesty and the Jefferson Davis amendment. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1876.

---. The cause and effect of the American Revolution, and the example of Washington. Cincinnati: Wrightson & Co., 1885.

---. Centennial celebration of American independence. Washington: N.p., 1876.

---. Impeachment of the President. Speech of Hon. Thomas Laurens Jones of Kentucky, delivered in the House ... February 24, 1868. Washington: F. & J. Rives & G.A. Bailey, printers, 1868.

---. Reply of Hon. Thos. L. Jones to Governor Stevenson, of Kentucky. Washington, D.C.: McGill & Witherow, printers, [1870].

---. Tribute of Hon. Thos. L. Jones, to the memory of Hon. Edward Y. Parsons, in the House of Representatives, August 1, 1876. Washington: N.p., 1876.

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