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Election papers

Label
Election papers, 1906
Title
Election papers
Inclusive dates
1906
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Election papers, 1906, of William Atkinson Jones (1849-1918) of Richmond County, Virginia, consisting of a certification of votes cast in the 16 June 1906 primary election in King and Queen County, Virginia, signed by Francis Wyatt Smith (1871-1942) and sent to Thomas Joseph Downing, State Democratic Committee chairman; and a statement, dated 14 July 1906, by Jones showing his expenses from the 16 June primary election
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Action
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Biographical or historical data
William Atkinson Jones was born 21 March 1849 in Richmond County, Virginia. He entered the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia, in 1864. As a cadet, he served in defense of Richmond, Virginia, until its evacuation. After the Civil War ended, Jones attended Coleman's School in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and the University of Virginia. He graduated from the University's law department in 1870 and was admitted to the bar that same year. Jones returned to Richmond County to practice law, and served as the county's Commonwealth's Attorney. Jones was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1880, 1896, and 1900. He was elected to Congress in 1891 and served until his death in 1918. He served as chairman of the Committee on Insular Affairs from the 62nd to the 65th Congress. Jones died 17 April 1918 in Richmond County.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Election papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
2
Immediate source of acquisition
Martin, Julien D.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000487501
Type of unit
leaves.

Library Locations

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