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William Jones (statesman)

William Jones
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1801 – March 3, 1803
Preceded by Robert Waln
Succeeded by District divided in seats
Personal details
Born 1760
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died September 6, 1831(1831-09-06)
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Resting place 264
Political party Democratic-Republican
Profession Politician, Merchant
Military service
Service/branch Continental Army
Battles/wars American Revolutionary War

William Jones (1760 – September 6, 1831) was an American politician.

Jones was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Apprenticed in a shipyard, during the American Revolutionary War, he saw combat in the battles of Trenton and Princeton and later served at sea. In the decades that followed the war, he was a successful merchant in Charleston, South Carolina, and in Philadelphia. He was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives in 1800 and was offered the office of Secretary of the Navy in 1801, but declined and remained in Congress to the end of his term in 1803.

With the Navy Department. These led to the establishment of the Board of Commissioners system which operated from 1815 until 1842.

During much of 1813 and into 1814, Jones also served as acting [[United States Secretary of the Treasury

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