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This collection contains her correspondence, campaign files, research materials, newspaper clippings, and other materials generated during her time on the Little Rock City Board of Directors and in the Arkansas House of Representatives.

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1937, Myra Lee Gutsche, was born to Ernest and Edith Anderson Gutsche in Butte County, South Dakota. While teaching music in Des Moines Iowa, she met and married Robert Patrick Jones in 1961 and they soon relocated to Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1976, Jones was elected to her first term on the Little Rock City Board of Directors. During her tenure she served four years as Vice-Mayor. When William F. Sherman’s seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives opened in 1984, Jones made the decision to run for state office. She won and remained in office until 1998. As a state representative, Jones worked on legislation that was close to her heart. She introduced and supported bills dealing with education, small business, and utilities. After her tenure in the legislature, Jones worked as a lobbyist for the Little Rock Realtors Association. Myra Jones died February 20, 2012, and is buried with her parents at Pine Slope Cemetery in Butte County, South Dakota.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

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Myra Jones papers, MS.000751


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Myra Jones papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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