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Bronze relief portrait of Col. James H. Jones by T. A. R. Kitson at Vicksburg National Military Park, 1911

James Henry Jones (September 13, 1830 – March 22, 1904) was a U.S. Representative from Texas.

Born in Shelby County, Alabama, Jones moved with his parents to Talladega County, Alabama, in early youth. He pursued an academic course and studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1851 and commenced practice in Henderson, Texas.[1]

During the Civil War Jones enlisted in the Confederate States Army and served as captain and lieutenant colonel of the Eleventh Texas Infantry,[2] and later as colonel commanding the Third Brigade of Walker's Texas Division.

Jones was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1887).

He resumed the practice of law in Henderson, Texas, and died there March 22, 1904. Jones was interred in the New Cemetery, Henderson, Texas.


  1. Thomas W. Cutrer. Jones, James Henry, Handbook of Texas Online
  2. Brett J. Derbes. Eleventh Texas Infantry , Handbook of Texas Online

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

External links

  • James H. Jones at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Olin Wellborn
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Constantine B. Kilgore

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