Title

Jones, Dan

Description

Black and white sketch of Dan Jones, including biographical narrative.

Transcription

Soldier-lawyer-governor

Dan Jones

Daniel W. Jones was born 1839 in Bowie County Texas.. Parents moved to Washington, Ark.. Where Dan studied law with Judge John R. Eakin.

Enlisted in Ark. State Troops 1861 and fought at Oak Hill, Mo… Then recruted Co. A of the 20. Ark. Inf. and was elected captain... He was shot through the body at Corinth, Miss. Captured - recovered - exchanged - rejoined his regiment and promoted to colonel at age 23...

Elected prosecuting attorney 1874.. Attorney-general 1884 and 1886.. legislature 1890. Elected governor 1896 and re-elected..

During his administration two amendments to the constitution creating office of railroad commissioner, and county road tax... Rector Anti-Trust Law.. Smith R.R. Bill... Great flood of Miss. River 1897... Ft. Smith Tornado 1898.. Governor Jones died Christmas Day, 1918..

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000379, Image 38

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: Biographical Sketches, MS.000379

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Dan Jones, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: Biographical Sketches, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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