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Alexander H. Jones

Alexander Hamilton Jones (July 21, 1822 – January 29, 1901), was a Congressional Representative from North Carolina.

Jones was born in Buncombe County, North Carolina, where he completed his preparatory studies. He engaged in mercantile pursuits, and enlisted in the Union Army in 1863. He was captured in east Tennessee while raising a regiment of Union Volunteers and imprisoned, but made his escape November 14, 1864. He again joined the Union forces in Cumberland, Maryland. After the war, Jones returned to North Carolina and became a member of the State convention in 1865. He was elected as a Republican in November 1865 to the Thirty-ninth Congress, but was not permitted to qualify. Upon the readmission of North Carolina to representation, he was elected (in April 1868) to the Fortieth and Forty-first Congresses and served from July 6, 1868, to March 3, 1871. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1870 to the [[42nd United States Congress|Forty-second

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