Bob Jones, Sr.

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Bob Jones
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BornRobert Davis Reynolds Jones
(1883-10-30)October 30, 1883
DiedJanuary 16, 1968(1968-01-16) (aged 84)
Greenville, South Carolina
Resting placeBob Jones University
NationalityAmerican
Home townBrannon Stand (Dothan), Alabama
TitlePresident of Bob Jones University
Term1927-47
SuccessorBob Jones, Jr.
Spouse(s)Mary Gaston Stollenwerck Jones
Parent(s)William Alexander Jones
Georgia Ann Creel Jones

Bob Jones, Sr (October 30, 1883—January 16, 1968) was an American, Christian, Fundamentalist, evangelist, broadcaster, and founder of Bob Jones University. He was born the eleventh of twelve children to William and Georgia Jones.

In 1905, Jones married Bernice Sheffield, who got tuberculosis and died within ten months of their marriage. On June 17, 1908, he married Mary Gaston Stollenwerck, whom he had met as a choir member. Their only child, Bob Jones, Jr. was born October 19, 1911 in Montgomery.

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