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Phineas Jones

congressman

He was an American Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 6th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1883 to 1885.

Background

After leaving Congress, Jones retired from active life and died in Newark on April 19, 1884, the day after his 65th birthday. He was interred in Evergreen Cemetery in Hillside, New Jersey.

Education

He attended the common schools.

Career

He moved to Elizabeth, New Jersey (then called Elizabethtown) in 1855, where he was a member of the city council of Elizabeth from 1856-1860. He moved to Newark in 1860 and engaged in manufacturing and mercantile pursuits.

Jones was elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress, serving in office from March 4, 1881 - March 3, 1883, but declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1882.

Membership

Member Elizabethtown City Council, 1856-1860. Member New Jersey Ho. Member United States Ho.

Politics

Republican