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Thomas Goode Jones, American judge. Served C.S.A. of Northern Virginia, as staff officer under General John B. Gordon, attaining rank of major; member Alabama Legislature, 1884-1888 (speaker, 1886-1888).

Background

Jones, Thomas Goode was born on November 26, 1844 in Macon, Georgia, United States. Son of Samuel G. and Martha Ward (Goode) Jones.

Education

Graduate Virginia Military Institute, 1862.

Career

Served C.S.A. of Northern Virginia, as staff officer under General John B. Gordon, attaining rank of major. Was several times wounded. Carried a flag of truce, sent out by Gordon, to Sheridan’s lines to Appomattox C.H., April 9, 1865.

Esstablished law practice, Montgomery. Reporter decisions Supreme Court of the Alabama, 1870-1880. Alderman, 1875-1884; member Alabama Legislature, 1884-1888 (speaker, 1886-1888).

Governor of Alabama, 1890-1894. United States district judge, Middle and Northern districts of Alabama, since 1901. Delaware Alabama Constitutional Convention, 1901.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author of Code of Ethics Alabama State Bar Association and also of state laws regulating employment of military in enforcement of law and suppression of riots.

Membership

Served C.S.A. of Northern Virginia, as staff officer under General John B. Gordon, attaining rank of major. Member Alabama Legislature, 1884-1888 (speaker, 1886-1888).

Connections

Married Gena C. Bird, December 20, 1866.

father:
Samuel G. Jones

mother:
Martha Ward (Goode) Jones

spouse:
Gena C. Bird