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Jones, Thomas Goode
Born November 26, 1844, in Macon, GA
Died April 28, 1914, in Montgomery, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
Received a recess appointment from Theodore Roosevelt on October 7, 1901, to a seat vacated by John Bruce; nominated to the same position by Theodore Roosevelt on December 5, 1901. Confirmed by the Senate on December 17, 1901, and received commission on December 17, 1901. Service terminated on April 28, 1914, due to death.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
Received a recess appointment from Theodore Roosevelt on October 7, 1901, to a seat vacated by John Bruce; nominated to the same position by Theodore Roosevelt on December 5, 1901. Confirmed by the Senate on December 17, 1901, and received commission on December 17, 1901. Service terminated on April 28, 1914, due to death.

Education:
Virginia Military Institute
Read law, 1868

Professional Career:
Confederate Army major, 1862-1865
Planter, Montgomery, Alabama, 1865-1868
Editor, Montgomery [Alabama] Daily Picayune, 1868
Private practice, Montgomery, Alabama, 1868-
Reporter of decisions, Supreme Court of Alabama, 1870-1880
State representative, Alabama, 1884-1888; speaker, 1886-1888
Governor, Alabama, 1890-1894

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