George Washington Jones
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Texas's 5th district
March 4, 1879 - March 3, 1883
|Dewitt Clinton Giddings|
|James W. Throckmorton|
|10th Lieutenant Governor of Texas|
August 9, 1866 - August 8, 1867
|Governor||James W. Throckmorton|
|James W. Flanagan|
|Bastrop County Attorney|
|Born||September 5, 1828|
Marion County, Alabama, U.S.
|Died||July 11, 1903 (aged 74)|
Bastrop, Texas, U.S.
|Resting place||Fairview Cemetery|
|Political party||Greenback Democrat|
|Spouse(s)||Laura Ann Mullins|
|Branch/service|| Confederate States Army|
Robert T. Allen's
Seventeenth Texas Infantry
George Washington Jones was born to William Dandridge Claiborne Jones and Rachel Burleson Jones on September 5, 1828, in Marion County, Alabama. He moved with his parents to Tipton County, Tennessee, and then to Bastrop, Texas. Jones studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1851, and commenced practice in Bastrop.
From 1858 until 1860 he served as Bastrop County Attorney.
He was a delegate to the Texas state constitutional convention in 1866. Jones was elected lieutenant governor in 1866, with James W. Throckmorton as governor. Both Jones and Throckmorton were removed from office in 1867 by General Philip Henry Sheridan for being obstructions to Reconstruction.
On August 1, 1855, he married Ledora Ann Mullins in Bastrop.
Jones died on July 11, 1903. Ledora Jones died on August 31, 1903. They are both interred at Fairview Cemetery in Bastrop.
|Party political offices|
William H. Hamman
| Greenback nominee for Governor of Texas
| Lieutenant Governor of Texas
James W. Flanagan
|U.S. House of Representatives|
De Witt C. Giddings
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 5th congressional district
James W. Throckmorton