Wesley Livsey Jones (October 9, 1863 – November 19, 1932) was an American politician. Jones was born near Bethany, Illinois, and attended Southern Illinois College. Jones started a law practice in Decatur, Illinois, and later relocated to North Yakima, Washington.Jones served in the House of Representatives from 1899 to 1909 and as a Republican United States Senator from Washington from 1909 until his death in 1932. He served as the Senate majority whip between 1924 and 1929.

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  • Wesley Livsey Jones (October 9, 1863 – November 19, 1932) was an American politician. Jones was born near Bethany, Illinois, and attended Southern Illinois College. Jones started a law practice in Decatur, Illinois, and later relocated to North Yakima, Washington.Jones served in the House of Representatives from 1899 to 1909 and as a Republican United States Senator from Washington from 1909 until his death in 1932. He served as the Senate majority whip between 1924 and 1929. He was a successful advocate for federal investment in the Pacific Northwest, securing funding for several irrigation projects and funding for the Puget Sound Navy Yard in Bremerton, Washington. In 1920 he sponsored and secured passage of the Jones Merchant Marine Act, which stipulated that only American ships could carry cargo between American ports, thereby making Alaska dependent on Seattle-based shipping. Jones was a vocal proponent of prohibition throughout his political career, a stance that initially aided his popularity but eventually contributed to his electoral defeat in 1932. (en)
  • Wesley Livsey Jones (October 9, 1863 – November 19, 1932) was an American politician. He served in both the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate representing the state of Washington.Born near Bethany, Illinois days after the death of his father, who was serving in the Union Army during the American Civil War, Jones worked on farms and taught school before graduating from Southern Illinois College in Enfield, Illinois. He studied law in Chicago, attained admission to the bar, and became active in politics as a Republican. In 1889, he moved to North Yakima, Washington, where he worked in real estate and practiced law. In 1898, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives, where he served five terms. He won a seat in the United States Senate in 1908; he served from 1909 until his death, and served in both leadership positions and as chairman of several Senate committees.Jones lost his 1932 bid for reelection, and died after the November election, but before his term expired in March 1933. He died in Seattle, and was interred at Seattle's Bonney-Watson Mortuary. (en)
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  • Wesley Livsey Jones (October 9, 1863 – November 19, 1932) was an American politician. Jones was born near Bethany, Illinois, and attended Southern Illinois College. Jones started a law practice in Decatur, Illinois, and later relocated to North Yakima, Washington.Jones served in the House of Representatives from 1899 to 1909 and as a Republican United States Senator from Washington from 1909 until his death in 1932. He served as the Senate majority whip between 1924 and 1929. (en)
  • Wesley Livsey Jones (October 9, 1863 – November 19, 1932) was an American politician. He served in both the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate representing the state of Washington.Born near Bethany, Illinois days after the death of his father, who was serving in the Union Army during the American Civil War, Jones worked on farms and taught school before graduating from Southern Illinois College in Enfield, Illinois. (en)
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