Doug Jones (politician)

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Doug Jones
Senator Doug Jones official photo.jpg
United States Senator
from Alabama
In office
January 3, 2018 – January 3, 2021
Preceded byLuther Strange
Succeeded byTommy Tuberville
United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama
In office
September 8, 1997 – January 20, 2001
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byClaude Harris Jr.
Succeeded byAlice Martin
Personal details
Gordon Douglas Jones

(1954-05-04) May 4, 1954 (age 68)
Fairfield, Alabama, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Louise New (m. 1992)
EducationUniversity of Alabama (BS)
Samford University (JD)

Gordon Douglas Jones (born May 4, 1954) is an American attorney, prosecutor, and politician. Jones is the United States Senator of Alabama upon being elected on December 12, 2017 and sworn-in on January 3, 2018.[1] Jones served as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama.

As a lawyer, Jones is known for prosecuting the remaining two Ku Klux Klan perpetrators of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing which killed four African-American girls, along with leading an indictment against the Olympic Park Bomber.[2]

Jones was the Democratic nominee in the U.S. Senate special election in Alabama against Republican nominee Roy Moore which was held on December 12, 2017.[3] Jones was elected Senator with 49.6% of the vote to Moore's 48.8% of the vote.

Jones lost his re-election in 2020 to Tommy Tuberville in November.

References[change | change source]

  1. Ch, Kim; LER; Peoples, Steve (13 December 2017). "Democrat Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset". AP NEWS.
  2. "Birmingham lawyer and former Clinton appointee Doug Jones seeks Democratic nomination for Senate". Retrieved 2017-11-11.
  3. Bloch, Matthew; Lee, Jasmine (August 15, 2017). "Alabama Election Results: Two Republicans Advance, Democrat Wins in U.S. Senate Primaries". The New York Times. Retrieved August 15, 2017.

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