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JONES, Robert Emmett, Jr. (1912-1997)

JONES, ROBERT EMMETT, JR., a Representative from Alabama; born in Scottsboro, Jackson County, Ala., June 12, 1912; attended the public schools and was graduated from the law department of the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, January 7, 1937; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Scottsboro, Ala.; elected judge of Jackson County Court in July 1940; reelected in absentia in May 1945 and served until October 1946; served in the United States Navy as a gunnery officer in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters from December 1943 until February 1946; elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth Congress, by special election, January 28, 1947, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John J. Sparkman; reelected to the fourteen succeeding Congresses and served from January 28, 1947, to January 3, 1977; chairman, Committee on Public Works and Transportation (Ninety-fourth Congress); was not a candidate for reelection in 1976 to the Ninety-fifth Congress; died June 4, 1997.

John F. Kennedy Library
Boston, MA
Oral history: 1968, 22 pages.
An interview with Robert Emmett Jones in 1968.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Oral history: Transcript in the Oral History Collection of the Association of Former Members of Congress.
Restricted. Sound recording in the Library's Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.


University of Alabama at Huntsville Library
Huntsville, AL
Papers: ca. 1947-1977, approximately 250 cubic feet.
The papers of Bob Jones contain personal, business and congressional papers and correspondence, photographs, portraits, motion picture film, and memorabilia. Also included are legislative files, speeches, scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and articles written by Bob Jones articles. A finding aid in is available in the repository.

  • Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Robert E. Jones, Democratic Representative from Alabama. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.