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, 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-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; interred, 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-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.