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Jehu Glancy Jones (October 7, 1811 – March 24, 1878) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

J. Glancy Jones was born in Caernarvon Township, Pennsylvania. He attended Kenyon College, studied theology and was ordained to the ministry of the Episcopal Church in 1835 and withdrew in 1841. He later studied law, was admitted to the bar in Georgia in 1841 and commenced practice at Easton, Pennsylvania. He was district attorney for Berks County, Pennsylvania, from 1847 to 1849. He was a delegate to the Democratic State conventions in 1848, 1849, and 1855, and served as president in 1855. He was delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1848 and 1856 and served as vice president in 1848.

Jones was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second Congress. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1852. He was elected to the Thirty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry A. Muhlenberg. He was reelected to the Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth Congresses. He served as chairman of the United States House Committee on Ways and Means during the Thirty-fifth Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1858. He resigned October 30, 1858. On November 1, 1858 Jones was appointed Minister Resident to the Austrian Empire by President James Buchanan, but did not proceed to the post in this capacity. He was appointed Minister to the Austrian Empire in December 1858, and served from December 15, 1858, to November 14, 1861.[1] After his service he resumed the practice of law, and died in Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1878. Interment in the Charles Evans Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Strong
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district

1851 - 1853
Succeeded by
Isaac E. Hiester
Preceded by
Henry A. Muhlenberg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district

1854 - 1858
Succeeded by
William H. Keim
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Henry R. Jackson
U.S. Minister to the Austrian Empire
1858 - 1861
Succeeded by
Anson Burlingame


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