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Jones, Richard

Senate 1915-18 (District 58)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election

Counties Served:  St. Louis

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 8/14/1887
Birth Place: Brisbon, Pennsylvania
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion:
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Duluth
Occupation (when first elected): Lawyer, Jones and Forbes Law Firm/Former Station Agent, Kempton, N.D.

EDUCATION

Studied Law; Under A.G. McKnight; Admitted to the Bar, 1911

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Single
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was of Welsh ancestry.

He came west in 1900 and learned telegraphy. He was a station agent in Kempton, North Dakota when he was 14 years old. He moved to Duluth, Minnesota in 1903.

"On a radically progressive platform he defeated Pugh." (Buell, C.J. The Minnesota Legislature of 1915, p. 87)

Total Days Served: 1463

SESSIONS SERVED

40th Legislative Session (1917-1918) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 58
Elected: 11/3/1914
Residence: Duluth
Term of Office: 1/5/1915 to 1/6/1919
Counties Represented: St. Louis
Occupation: Lawyer, Jones and Forbes Law Firm/Former Station Agent-Telegrapher, Kempton, N.D.
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Cities of the First Class
  • Employers Liability Laws
  • Game and Fish
  • Judiciary
  • Labor

39th Legislative Session (1915-1916)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 58
Elected: 11/3/1914
Residence: Duluth
Term of Office: 1/5/1915 to 1/6/1919
Counties Represented: St. Louis
Occupation: Lawyer, Jones and Forbes Law Firm/Former Station Agent, Kempton, N.D.
Party: Nonpartisan Election Party Notes: "On a radically progressive platform he defeated Pugh." (Buell, C.J. The Minnesota Legislature of 1915, p. 87)
Committees:
  • Cities of the First Class
  • Employers Liability Laws
  • Judiciary
  • Judiciary: Corporation Law - Including Municipal Corporations
  • Judiciary: Employers Liability
  • Labor
  • Taxes and Tax Laws
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