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Benjamin Franklin Jonas

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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