JONES, Walter Beaman, Sr.

JONES, Walter Beaman, Sr.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1913–1992

Biography

JONES, Walter Beaman, Sr., (father of Walter Beaman Jones, Jr.), a Representative from North Carolina; born in Fayetteville, Hoke County, N.C., August 19, 1913; attended Elise Academy, Hemp, N.C.; B.S., North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C., 1934; businessman; mayor of Farmville, N.C., 1949-1953; member of the North Carolina state general assembly, 1955-1959; member of the North Carolina state senate, 1965; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth Congress, by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Herbert C. Bonner, and reelected to the thirteen succeeding Congresses (February 5, 1966-September 15, 1992); chairman, Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries (Ninety-seventh through One Hundred Second Congresses); died on September 15, 1992, in Norfolk, Va.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

East Carolina University
Special Collections, J.Y. Joyner Library

Greenville, NC
Papers: 1966-1992, 126 cubic feet. The papers of Walter Beaman Jones contain constituent correspondence, memorandums, reports, news releases, publications, House and Senate Bills, North Carolina projects, photographs and clippings. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
Oral History: 1975, 0.015 cubic foot. The oral history interviews were conducted with Walter Beaman Jones, Sr. on August 18, September 16, and October 17, 1975. Particular emphasis is given to his background and education, N.C. General Assembly activities, and congressional duties. Included are discussions of the East Carolina University status and medical school controversies, tobacco programs and problems, agricultural committee activities, and state politics.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Walter B. Jones, Democratic Representative from North Carolina. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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