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Robert E. Jones, Jr.

 
 
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By David J Gaines, November 21, 2016
1. Robert E. Jones, Jr. Marker
Inscription.  In 1946, Robert E. Jones, Jr. was elected to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives to fill Alabama’s 5th Congressional District seat vacated by John J. Sparkman’s election to the U.S. Senate. Elected to 15 consecutive terms, 1946-1976, Congressman Jones became Alabama’s longest-serving Representative. The Robert E. Jones Bridge that spans the Tennessee River east of Scottsboro was dedicated in his honor in September 1985. Congressman Jones is remembered for his ardent support of legislation leading to the expansion of the Tennessee Valley Authority, construction of the nation’s interstate highway system, development of the U.S. Space program, protection of the environment, and construction of major public works that included the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian Museum of History and Technology, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Madison Annex to the Library of Congress. He retired to Scottsboro in 1977 where he lived until his death in 1997.
 
Erected 2014 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 40.101′ 
Robert E. Jones, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, November 21, 2016
2. Robert E. Jones, Jr. Marker
N, 86° 1.885′ W. Marker is in Scottsboro, Alabama, in Jackson County. Marker is on South Scott Street north of East Charlotte Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scottsboro AL 35768, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jackson County Courthouse And The Scottsboro Boys (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gen. Andrew Jackson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Robert Thomas Scott (approx. 0.3 miles away); Union Civil War Encampment in Scottsboro (approx. 0.6 miles away); Scottsboro Railroad Depot (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bellefonte Cemetery / Town of Bellefonte (approx. 5.7 miles away); Town of Section (approx. 6˝ miles away); History of Langston (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scottsboro.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2016, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2016, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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