James Kimbrough Jones

James Kimbrough Jones (1839 - 1908) was born in Marshall County, Mississippi and moved to Arkansas shortly before the Civil War. During the war he served in the Confederate Army. He later served as a United States Senator from Arkansas from 1885 to 1903. He was the chairman of the Democratic National Committee in the 1896 and 1900 campaigns. After he lost his reelection bid for the senate in 1903 he resumed private practice in Washington, D.C. as an attorney for oil developers in Oklahoma until his death in 1908. Clarence Darrow knew Jones and they corresponded by letter. Collection of U.S. House of Representatives.