Seaborn Jones Edit Profile
Born in Augusta, Georgia, he attended Princeton College and studied law.
By a special act of the legislature, he was admitted to the bar in 1808. He commenced a legal practice in Milledgeville. Jones was appointed Solicitor General of the Ocmulgee circuit in September 1817, and was Solicitor General of Georgia in 1823.
He was one of the commissioners appointed to investigate the disturbances in the Creek Nation. In 1827 he moved to Columbus, Georgia where he built his home El Dorado, later renamed St Elmo. Jones was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress, serving from March 4, 1833 to March 3, 1835.
He was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress, serving from March 4, 1845, to March 3, 1847. He died in Columbus, and was buried was at Linwood Cemetery. Jones' daughter, Mary Howard Jones, married Henry L. Benning, for whom Fort Benning is named.
In 2002, the Seaborn Jones Memorial Park in Rockville was named after Jones.
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