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Jones, John Bailey

Born 1927 in Mitchell, SD

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on October 20, 1981, to a seat vacated by Fred J. Nichol. Confirmed by the Senate on November 18, 1981, and received commission on November 18, 1981. Served as chief judge, 1991-1994. Assumed senior status on January 1, 1995.

University of South Dakota, B.S., 1951
University of South Dakota School of Law, LL.B., 1953

Professional Career:

U.S. Naval Reserve, 1945-1947
Private practice, Presho, South Dakota, 1953-1966
Judge, Lyman County [South Dakota] Court, 1953-1956
State representative, South Dakota, 1956-1960
Judge, South Dakota Circuit Court, Tenth Judicial Circuit, 1967-1974
Judge, South Dakota Circuit Court, Sixth Judicial Circuit, 1974-1981