Member Biography

Edward E. Jones 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1917-1918       23 Republican
1919-1920       23 Republican
1921-1922       23 Republican
1923-1924       23 Republican


11/25/1864 - 07/16/1951

Edward E. Jones (R23) Bradford Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties 1917-1923 

Early Life:

Edward E. Jones, born, November 25, 1867, Harford, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania; son of Henry M. and Marietta Ingham Blandin Jones; Williston Seminary, Easthamton, Massachusetts; merchant (14 years); employed, Harford Dairy Company; married, Hattie Sweet Jones, 1891 (d.1899), son, Henry Sweet Jones; married, Katheryn B Jones, son, Edward I Jones; elected, treasurer, school director, auditor, Harford; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives 1907-1916; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1917- resigned June 1, 1923; presidential appointee, Federal Farm Loan Board, 1923-1927; presidential appointee, register, United States Treasury Department, 1929-1933; died, July 16, 1951, Peach Bottom, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; interment, Harford Cemetery, Harford, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, treasurer, school director, auditor, Harford. 

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives 1907-1916; introduced and fathered the " Jones Dirt Road Bill," sessions of 1909 and 1911; not a candidate for reelection, 1916.  

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 23rd district, Bradford Susquehanna, Wyoming Counties, 1917- resigned June 1, 1923; committee assignments, Agriculture, Appropriations, Congressional Apportionment, Education, Forestry, Game and Fisheries, Judicial Apportionment, Military Affairs, Public Health and Sanitation, Public Roads and Highways (Chairman).

Continued Government Service/National Politics:

Presidential appointee, President Warren G. Harding, Federal Farm Loan Board, 1923-1927. 

Presidential appointee, President Herbert Hoover, register, United States Treasury Department, 1929-1933.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website (


Because of his interest in approving building and public roads throughout the state he was giving the title “Good Roads Jones”


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members "J""Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1923-1924). Whitmore, R.E., (Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 983, 989, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 963.

The Times-Tribune (Scranton, Pennsylvania) Wednesday, July 18, 1951, page 2. 

Edward E. Jones (1867-1951) - Find a Grave Memorial