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John Winston Jones

In office
December 4, 1843 – March 4, 1845
President John Tyler
Preceded by John White
Succeeded by John W. Davis

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837
Preceded by William P. Taylor
Succeeded by Joseph Johnson

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839
Preceded by Joseph Johnson
Succeeded by Joel Holleman

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 14th district
In office
March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841
Preceded by William S. Morgan
Succeeded by Cuthbert Powell

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843
Preceded by Andrew Beirne
Succeeded by George Dromgoole

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
Preceded by Walter Coles
Succeeded by Shelton Leake

Born November 22, 1791
Amelia County, Virginia
Died January 29, 1848 (aged 56)
Petersburg, Virginia
Political party Democratic-Republican
Alma mater The College of William & Mary
Profession Law

John Winston Jones (November 22, 1791 – January 29, 1848) was an American politician and lawyer.

Born 22 November 1791 in Amelia County, Virginia, he graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1813. He practiced law in Chesterfield County, Virginia before being appointed Prosecuting Attorney for Virginia's 5th Judicial Circuit in 1818. He was a delegate to the state constitutional convention 1829 - 1830.

Jones was elected as a Democratic Congressman from Virginia and served from 1835 to 1845. He was the Speaker of the House between 1843 and 1845. He then returned to his native Virginia to serve as Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1847.

Jones was elected to a second state House term in November, but did not attend the session due to illness. He resigned his seat on December 17, and was succeeded by his son, Alexander. Jones died 29 January 1848 at his "Dellwood" plantation northwest of Petersburg, Virginia, and is buried there.

John Winston Jones is also related to the photographer O. Winston Link.


  • Jamerson, Bruce F., Clerk of the House of Delegates, supervising (2007). Speakers and Clerks of the Virginia House of Delegates, 1776-2007. Richmond, Virginia: Virginia House of Delegates.  

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Political offices
Preceded by
John White
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
December 4, 1843 – March 4, 1845
Succeeded by
John Wesley Davis
Preceded by
William O. Goode
Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates
January 4-December 6, 1847
Succeeded by
James F. Strother


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