William Theopilus Jones

William Theopilus Jones (February 20, 1842 – October 9, 1882) was a Delegate from the Territory of Wyoming.

William T. Jones
Engraving by Henry Bryan Hall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wyoming Territory's at-large district
In office
March 4, 1871  March 3, 1873
Preceded byStephen Friel Nuckolls
Succeeded byWilliam Randolph Steele
Personal details
Born(1842-02-20)February 20, 1842
Corydon, Indiana
DiedOctober 9, 1882(1882-10-09) (aged 40)
Corydon, Indiana
Political partyRepublican

Born in Corydon, Indiana, Jones received a liberal schooling. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1865 and commenced practice in Corydon, Indiana. During the Civil War served in the Union Army as major of the Seventeenth Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He was appointed associate justice of the supreme court of the Territory of Wyoming in 1869. He settled in Cheyenne, Wyoming, in 1869.

Jones was elected as a Republican a Delegate to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1872 to the Forty-third Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Corydon, Indiana, where he died October 9, 1882. He was interred in Cedar Hill Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "William Theopilus Jones (id: J000261)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Stephen Friel Nuckolls
Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wyoming Territory's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1871 March 3, 1873
Succeeded by
William Randolph Steele

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