Walter B. Jones Sr.
Walter Beaman Jones Sr. (August 19, 1913 – September 15, 1992), was an American Democratic politician from the state of North Carolina who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1966 until his death from natural causes in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1992.
Walter B. Jones Sr.
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from North Carolina's 1st district
February 5, 1966 – September 15, 1992
|Preceded by||Herbert C. Bonner|
|Succeeded by||Eva Clayton|
|Member of the North Carolina State Senate|
|Member of the North Carolina General Assembly|
Walter Beaman Jones
August 19, 1913
Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S.
|Died||September 15, 1992 79) (aged|
Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
|Children||Include Walter Jr.|
|Alma mater||North Carolina State University|
Early life and education
Jones became a businessman. Soon after graduation he married and started a family.
After getting established in local life, Jones was elected as mayor of Farmville from 1949 to 1953. He was elected to the North Carolina General Assembly from 1955 to 1959, and to the North Carolina State Senate in 1965.
Jones was elected as a Democrat to the 89th United States Congress by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Representative Herbert C. Bonner. He was reelected to the 90th, 91st, 92nd, 93rd, 94th, 95th, 96th, 97th, 98th, 99th, 100th, 101st, and 102nd United States Congresses, serving from February 5, 1966 to September 15, 1992. He was the chairman of the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries from the 97th through 102nd Congresses.
He died in Norfolk, Virginia. His son Walter B. Jones Jr. served as a Republican congressman in North Carolina from 1995 to 2019. Walter Sr. is buried in Forest Hills Cemetery in Farmville, North Carolina.
- United States Congress. "Walter B. Jones Sr. (id: J000256)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Appearances on C-SPAN
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Herbert Covington Bonner
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 1st congressional district
Eva M. Clayton
Thomas W. L. Ashley
| Chairman of House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee