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Charles E. Jones

Charles E. Jones was state supreme court chief justice. Bar: California 1963, Arizona 1964, United States District Court Arizona 1964, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1963, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1974, United States Supreme Court 1979.


Jones, Charles E. was born on June 12, 1935.


Brigham Young University (Bachelor of Arts). Stanford University (Bachelor of Laws).


Jones was born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta. In 1959, he graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.A. He then received a J.D. from Stanford University. Jones married Elizabeth Ann Anderson, a native of Safford, Arizona.

They are the parents of seven children. Jones was admitted to the bar in California in 1962 and then admitted to the bar in Arizona in 1964. From 1963 he was part of the firm of Jennings, Stouss & Salmon and was the head of their labor and employment division.

From 1994 to 1998 Jones was the National Chair of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. From 1990 to 1993 he served as president of the France Paris Mission. One of Jones' daughter is Utah journalist Ruth Todd.


Jones is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and has served in several positions in the church. He served as a Mormon missionary in the French Mission in the 1950s, which included France and the French-speaking portions of Belgium and Switzerland. In the LDS Church, Jones has served in several positions including as a bishop and stake president.


Board visitors Brigham Young University Law School, 1973-1981, chairman, 1978-1981, University Arizona College Law, since 2003. Fellow American Bar Foundation, Arizona Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association, State Bar Arizona (Career award, 2005), Federal Bar Association (president Arizona chapter 1971-1973), J. Reuben Clark Law Society (national chairman 1994-1997), Maricopa County Bar Association, American College Labor and Employment Lawyers (former director), Pi Sigma Alpha.