C.S. Legislative Branch -Jones, George Washington - C.S. Congressman, TN

George Washington Jones:
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Born: March 15, 1806
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Birthplace: King and Queen County Virginia
Father:
Captain John Jarvis Jones 1750 – 1820
Mother: Jane Slaughter 1776 – 1810
Wife:
Never Married

Political Party: Democratic Political Party

Education:

Apprenticed to a Saddler

Occupation before War:

Saddler in Fayetteville Tennessee
1832 – 1835: Justice of the Peace in Fayetteville Tennessee
1835 – 1839: Tennessee State Representative
1839 – 1841: Tennessee State Senator
1840 – 1843: Clerk of Lincoln County Tennessee Court
1843 – 1859: United States Congressman from Tennessee
1843 – 1845: Member of House District of Columbia Committee
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1845 – 1845: Member of House Public Buildings Committee
1845 – 1847: Member of House Territories Committee
1847 – 1849: Member of House Post Offices & Post Roads Committee
1849 – 1851: Member of House Rules Committee
1849 – 1857: Member of House Ways and Means Committee
1857 – 1859: Chairman of House Roads and Canals Committee
1855 – 1857: Chairman of House Democratic Caucus

Civil War Career:
1861: Choose Tennessee Delegate to Washington D.C. Peace Conference but didn't attend.
1862 – 1864: Confederate States Congressman from Tennessee
1862 – 1864: Member of House Ways and Means Committee
1863 – 1864: Member of House Currency Committee
1862: Unsuccessful Candidate for Speaker of House
1862 – 1864: Chairman of House Rules Committee
1862 – 1864: Known to have been Tennessee’s strongest leader of States Rights.
1862 – 1864: Supporter of allowing President almost a free hand in diplomacy and selection of cabinet officers.
1862 – 1864: Believed in keeping the economy and army under state control.
1863: Choose not to be a candidate for reelection to Congress.
1865: Pardoned by his Friend President Andrew Johnson in June

Occupation after War:
Saddler in Fayetteville Tennessee
1870: Delegate to Tennessee State Constitutional Convention
1870: Opposed the Poll Tax Provision in Tennessee State Constitution
1871 – 1877: Trustee of Tennessee Hospital for the Insane


Died:
November 14, 1884
Place of Death: Fayetteville Tennessee
Age at time of Death: 78 years old
Burial Place:
Rose Hill Cemetery Fayetteville Tennessee
 
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He was named as a delegate to the Washington Peace Conference in 1861, but failed to attend and worked instead to get Tennessee to secede.
 

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