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Benjamin Franklin Jonas

Benjamin Franklin Jonas, American senator. Member Louisiana House of Representatives, 1865, 1876, 1877, Senate, 1872; member Democratic National Committee, 1876-1888; member of law firm Farrar, Jonas, Goldborough & Goldberg.

Background

  • Jonas, Benjamin Franklin was born on July 19, 1834 in Williamstown, Kentucky, United States. Son of Abraham and Louisa (Block) Jonas.

  • Education

    • Educated in Illinois and Louisiana. Bachelor of Laws, University of Louisiana, 1855.

    Career

    • Private and acting adjunct of artillery, Hood’s corps, Army of the Tennessee, 1861-1865.

    Membership

    Member Louisiana House of Representatives, 1865, 1876, 1877, Senate, 1872. Member Democratic National Committee, 1876-1888. Member of law firm Farrar, Jonas, Goldborough & Goldberg.

    Connections

    • Married Josephine Block, February 9, 1859.
    • father: Abraham Jonas
    • mother: Louisa (Block) Jonas
    • spouse: Josephine Block
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