David Percy Jones Edit Profile
Jones attended Minneapolis Public Schools and the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1883 and working in his father's investment firm thereafter.
In 1898, Jones was elected to the Minneapolis City Council. He served as the council's president beginning in 1900. When mayor A. A. Ames fled the city in 1902 to avoid prosecution for corruption, Jones became the city's acting mayor and enacted a series of reforms to rein in the liquor, gambling and prostitution businesses which had proliferated under Ames.
He was defeated in his bid for re-election in 1906. Jones died in 1926.
Minneapolis Mayoral Election, 1904
David Percy Jones 18,445
James C. Haynes 18,189
Milton K. Rogers 2,682
Charles M. Way 777
Benjamin Adolphus Frankford 296
Minneapolis Mayoral Election, 1906
James C. Haynes 21,778
David Percy Jones 18,213
Milton K. Rogers 1,002.
Member American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (v.
Married Alice Gale, May 13, 1891. Children: David Gale, Anna (Mistress E. S. Mariette), Helen Holmes (Mistress P. S. Duff).