MS 105
AUTHOR :Jones, Ed, 1912-
TITLE :Ed Jones Congressional papers.
DATES :1968-1988
SIZE : 120 linear feet.
252 audio reels
ARRANGEMENT : Correspondence, records, audio reels, newsclippings and photographs. Arranged by surname, subject and date by author. Inventory of audio tape collection available online. Or, please feel free to perform a keyword search of the inventory records.

CONTENTS : Collection consists of Congressman Ed Jones' correspondence, records and other documents while serving as a Representative for the 8th Congressional District of Tennessee from 1969 to 1988. The collection also contains audio reels of Congressmen Jones' weekly radio program from 1969-1972 and 1987-1988. Included are photographs and newspaper clippings of Congressman Jones during his tenure in office.
HISTORY NOTE : Ed Jones was born in Yorkville, Tennessee on April 20, 1912 to William Frank and Hortense (Pipkin) Jones. He attended the University of Tennessee Junior College from 1931-1932 and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville from 1933-1934. He was granted a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture in 1934 from the University of Tennessee. After receiving his degree he worked for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture from 1934 to 1941. In 1941 he was employed with the Tennessee Dairy Products Association and in 1943 began working as an agricultural agent for the Illinois Central Rail Road company. A position he held until 1949 when he was appointed Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture by Governor Gordon Browning. When his term expired he returned working as an agricultural agent for the I.C.R.R. Company until 1969. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy appointed Jones as Chairman of the Tennessee Agricultural and Conservation Committee. He was reappointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson four years later and served in that capacity until elected to the House of Representatives to fill the vacancy left by the death of Representative Robert A. Everitt. From 1969 to 1988 he was re-elected nine consecutive times and was a key figure on the House Committee on Agriculture. He would also serve as chair on the Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit and Rural Development and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Administrative Services. In 1988, Mr. Jones retired from Congress to his family farm in Yorkville where he currently resides.
SUBJECT :Politicians -- Tennessee.
Politics -- Tennessee.
West Tennessee -- Politics and government.
West Tennessee -- History -- Sources
Jones, Ed 1912- .
Agriculture conservation -- United States.
United States -- Politics and govermnent -- 1969-1988.
Legislators -- United States.
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