James R. Jones

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Jim Jones
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United States Ambassador to Mexico
In office
September 10, 1993 – June 25, 1997
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byJohn Negroponte
Succeeded byJeffrey Davidow
Chair of the House Budget Committee
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1985
Preceded byRobert Giaimo
Succeeded byWilliam H. Gray III
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1987
Preceded byPage Belcher
Succeeded byJim Inhofe
White House Appointments Secretary
In office
April 26, 1968 – January 20, 1969
PresidentLyndon B. Johnson
Preceded byW. Marvin Watson
Succeeded byDwight Chapin
H. R. Haldeman (Chief of Staff)
Personal details
Born
James Robert Jones

(1939-05-05) May 5, 1939 (age 82)
Muskogee, Oklahoma, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationUniversity of Oklahoma (BA)
Georgetown University (LLB)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1964–1965 (active)
1961–1968 (reserve)
RankUS-O3 insignia.svg Captain
UnitArmy Intelligence Corps
Army Reserve

James Robert Jones (born May 5, 1939) is an American lawyer and Democratic politician. He was a U.S. Congressman from Oklahoma between 1973 to 1987. He was the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico from 1993 to 1997.[1]

From 1968 to 1969, he was acting White House Chief of Staff for the Lyndon B. Johnson administration.

In 1972, after returning to Oklahoma, Jones ran for Oklahoma's 1st congressional district. He won the election and was re-elected six times. During his tenure in Congress, which lasted until 1987, Jones served four years as the Chairman of the House Budget Committee.

References[change | change source]

  1. Hannemann, Carolyn G., "Jones, James Robert Archived 2010-07-18 at the Wayback Machine," Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture Archived 2010-05-31 at the Wayback Machine (accessed May 31, 2010).