Edward E. Jones (R23) Bradford Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties 1917-1923
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.
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:
Because of his interest in approving building and public roads throughout the state he was giving the title “Good Roads Jones”
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.