Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Jones, Alexander Hamilton

Jones, Alexander Hamilton, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Buncombe County, N.C., July 21, 1822; completed preparatory studies; engaged in mercantile pursuits; during the Civil War enlisted in the Union Army in 1863; was captured in east Tennessee while raising a regiment of Union Volunteers and imprisoned in Asheville, also at Camp Vance, at Camp Holmes, and in Libby Prison at Richmond, Va.; conscripted; made his escape November 14, 1864; again joined the Union forces in Cumberland, Md.; after the war returned to North Carolina; member of the State convention in 1865; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth Congress but was not permitted to qualify; upon the readmission of North Carolina to representation was elected to the Fortieth and Forty-first Congresses and served from July 6, 1868, to March 3, 1871; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1870 to the Forty-second Congress; resided in Washington, D.C., until 1876, in Maryland until 1884, in Asheville, N.C., until 1890, and in Oklahoma until 1897, when he moved to California; died in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 29, 1901; interment in Signal Hill Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Jones, Alexander Hamilton," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1384 Original Sources, accessed April 19, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DMFUTL4MNKT4JGL.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Jones, Alexander Hamilton." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1384, Original Sources. 19 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DMFUTL4MNKT4JGL.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Jones, Alexander Hamilton' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1384. Original Sources, retrieved 19 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DMFUTL4MNKT4JGL.