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Grant Jones Grant Jones
Full Name: John Grant Jones
Date of birth: November 11, 1922
Date of death: October 19, 2013

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 24 Jan 8, 1985 - Jan 10, 1989 70th   69th   Democrat Abilene / Taylor   Bell, Brown, Burnet, Coleman, Concho, Coryell, Lampasas, Llano, McCulloch, Mills, Nolan, Runnels, San Saba, Taylor
S 24 Jan 11, 1983 - Jan 8, 1985 68th (1) (2)   Democrat Abilene / Taylor Senate President Pro Tempore (68th)   Bell, Brown, Burnet, Coleman, Concho, Coryell, Lampasas, Llano, McCulloch, Mills, Nolan, Runnels, San Saba, Taylor
S 24 Jan 13, 1981 - Jan 11, 1983 67th (3)   Democrat Abilene / Taylor   Brown, Coleman, Concho, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, McCulloch, McLennan, Menard, Mills, Runnels, San Saba, Taylor
S 24 Jan 11, 1977 - Jan 13, 1981 66th   65th   Democrat Abilene / Taylor   Brown, Coleman, Concho, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, McCulloch, McLennan, Menard, Mills, Runnels, San Saba, Taylor
S 24 Jan 9, 1973 - Jan 11, 1977 64th   63rd (4)   Democrat Abilene / Taylor   Brown, Coleman, Concho, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, McCulloch, McLennan, Menard, Mills, Runnels, San Saba, Taylor
H 62-1 Jan 12, 1971 - Jan 9, 1973 62nd   Democrat Abilene / Taylor   Jones, Taylor
H 62-1 Jan 14, 1969 - Jan 12, 1971 61st   Democrat Abilene / Taylor   Jones, Taylor
H 61 Jan 10, 1967 - Jan 14, 1969 60th   Democrat Abilene / Taylor   Taylor
H 84-1 Jan 12, 1965 - Jan 10, 1967 59th (5)   Democrat Abilene / Taylor   Taylor
(1) 68th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Regular Session, elected 1/11/1983. Senate Journal.
(2) 68th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 3/17/1983, p. 495. Drew 2-year term (also see message from President, p. 467). Senate Journal.
(3) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1982 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, ยง3, Election and term of office of Senators.
(4) 63rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/10/1973, pp. 12-13. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(5) Sworn 11/23/1964. Oaths of Office.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 70th Legislature, 2nd C.S., SR 145. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Senate Biographies, 63rd Legislature, 1973.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. The Senators of Texas, 64th Session, 1975.
  • Memorial biographical sketch and photo. A State of Remembrance, 2015.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 66th Legislature, 1979.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 67th Legislature, 1981.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 68th Legislature, 1983.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 69th Legislature, 1985.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 70th Legislature, 1987.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Army Air Corps, World War II. "He served in World War II as an Army Air Corps pilot in the middle of his undergraduate years, serving tours in Italy and Brazil." Obituary, "Abilene Native and Former State Senator Grant Jones Remembered as Dedicated to Public Service," 10/20/2013. Abilene Reporter-News.
  • Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators
  • Named one of 'The Best'. Best and Worst Legislators 1979.
  • Named one of 'The Best'. Best and Worst Legislators 1975.
  • Awarded 'Best Nickname'. Best and Worst Legislators 1985.
  • Awarded 'Best Riposte'. Best and Worst Legislators 1981.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Grant Jones, 59th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Grant Jones, 60th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Grant Jones, 61st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Grant Jones, 62nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Grant Jones, 62nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Grant Jones, 63rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Grant Jones, 64th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Grant Jones, 65th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Grant Jones, 66th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Grant Jones, 67th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Grant Jones, 68th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Grant Jones, 69th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Grant Jones, 70th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 63rd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 64th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 65th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, west wall. GE.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 66th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, west wall. GE.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 67th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, west wall. GE.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 68th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, west wall. GE.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 69th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 70th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 59th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 60th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 61st session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 62nd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • Legislative Project includes tape-recorded interviews, Oral History Collection, University of North Texas.
  • John Grant Jones. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Committee Informationtop
    70th R.S. - 1987
    Administration, Special  
    AIDS, Legislative Task Force on  
    Capital Construction, Select, Interim  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Economic Development  
    Education  
    Finance (Chair) 
    Oil Overcharge, Special (Co-Chair) 
    Organization and Structure of the State Agencies in the Executive Branch of Government, Special  
    Tax Equity, Select  
    69th R.S. - 1985
    Administration, Special  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Economic Development  
    Education  
    Finance (Chair) 
    Higher Education, Select  
    Liability Insurance and Tort Law and Procedure (Co-Chair) 
    Premium Tax Task Force  
    68th R.S. - 1983
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Committee of the Whole Senate, Subcommittee on Finance (Chair) 
    Economic Development  
    Education  
    Finance (Chair) 
    Fiscal Policy, Select  
    Higher Education  
    Industrial Development Bonds, Interim  
    Public Education, Select  
    Rules, Special  
    State Properties, Special  
    67th R.S. - 1981
    Comprehensive State Vocational Education, Special (Vice Chair) 
    Economic Development  
    Education  
    Finance (Chair) 
    New Federalism, Task Force  
    Public Education, Select  
    Redistricting, Subcommittee of the Committee of the Whole Senate, Special  
    Redistricting, Subcommittee of the Committee of the Whole Senate, Special Legislative Panel  
    66th R.S. - 1979
    Economic Development  
    Education  
    Finance (Chair) 
    Financial Institutions  
    65th R.S. - 1977
    Economic Development (Vice Chair) 
    Education  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water (Vice Chair) 
    Organizational Structure and Operation of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, Special (Chair) 
    Poet Laureate Selection, Special (Chair) 
    Public School Finance, Legislative Commission  
    Replacement of Ad Valorem Taxes  
    64th R.S. - 1975
    Economic Development (Vice Chair) 
    Education  
    Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission)  
    Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture (Vice Chair) 
    Reapportionment (Legislative Redistricting for House of Representatives), Interim  
    Textile Industry Development (Vice Chair) 
    63rd R.S. - 1973
    Economic Development  
    Education  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture (Vice Chair) 
    Surface Mining Operations, Interim  
    62nd R.S. - 1971
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Elections  
    Higher Education  
    Insurance  
    No-Fault Automobile Insurnace and Competitive Automobile Insurance Rate-Making (Chair) 
    Nursing Aides and Licensing of Nurses  
    Urban Affairs (Chair) 
    Water Districts, Interim  
    61st R.S. - 1969
    Claims (Chair) 
    Constitutional Amendments  
    General Investigating  
    Higher Education  
    Insurance (Chair) 
    Insurance  
    Management Practices in State Government  
    State Affairs  
    60th R.S. - 1967
    Banks and Banking  
    Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
    Insurance (Vice Chair) 
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    State Affairs  
    59th R.S. - 1965
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Insurance  
    Labor  
    Liquor Regulation  
    Livestock and Stock Raising  
     

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