New Mexico Historical Society
JONES, Andrieus Aristieus (1862-1927)

JONES, ANDRIEUS ARISTIEUS, a Senator from New Mexico; born near Union City, Obion County, Tenn., May 16, 1862; attended the common schools and Bethel College, McKenzie, Tenn.; graduated from the Valparaiso University, Indiana, in 1885; taught school in Tennessee; moved to Las Vegas, N.Mex., where he was principal of the public schools 1885-1887; studied law while teaching school; admitted to the bar in 1888 and commenced practice in Las Vegas; president of the New Mexico Bar Association in 1893; mayor of Las Vegas 1893-1894; special United States district attorney 1894-1898; member of the Democratic National Committee 1908-1922; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1912; served as First Assistant Secretary of the Interior 1913-1916, when he resigned; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1916; reelected in 1922 and served from March 4, 1917, until his death in Washington, D.C., on December 20, 1927; chairman, Committee on Woman Suffrage (Sixty-fifth Congress); interment in the Masonic Cemetery, Las Vegas, N.Mex.

New Mexico State Records Center
Santa Fe, NM
Papers: 1884-1922. 10 cubic feet. Chiefly business, political and personal papers, including papers from his law practice and land grant case files. Finding aid.

University of New Mexico
Center for Southwest Research
Albuquerque, NM
Papers: 1896-1927. 105 items.

University of Virginia
Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: Correspondence in Thomas Walker Page papers, 1906-1937.

  • U.S. Congress. Andreius A. Jones. Memorial Addresses. 70th Cong., 1st sess., 1927-1928. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1929.