He attended public schools and the University of Alabama. He graduated from the University of Alabama law department on January 7, 1937, and was admitted to the bar the same year.
He was the last to represent that district before it was removed as a result of the 1970 United States Census. Presently there are seven United States. House districts in Alabama. His early years saw much legal work in Scottsboro.
Jones was elected judge of Jackson County Court in July 1940 then reelected in absentia in May 1945 where he served until October 1946.
Jones served in the United States Navy as a gunnery officer in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters from December 1943 until February 1946. Jones first entered the United States Congress by special election in 1947 when he was elected as a Democrat to the seat vacated by John Sparkman who had been elected to the United States. Senate.
In 1957, the congressman voted against Human Resources 6127, the Civil Rights Acting of 1957. He also voted against the 1960 and 1964 Civil Rights Acts.
Jones served 14 consecutive terms until his retirement on January 3, 1977.
Jones was not a candidate for reelection in 1976. Jones served as Chairman of the House Public Works and Transportation Committee. Jones died June 4, 1997.