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Walter B. Jones Jr.

Office District Status
U.S. Representative U.S. House 3 Incumbent
Party In Office Since Term Ends
Republican 1994 2010
Level of Government  
Congress  
Date of Birth Birthplace Now Lives In
February 10, 1943 Farmville, NC Farmville, NC

Synopsis

The son of longtime U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones Sr., he was appointed to the N.C. House of Representatives in 1983, eventually serving five terms. After his father died in 1992, he unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for his First Congressional District seat. Two years later, he switched parties and won in the nearby Third, which covers the Outer Banks and counties next to Pamlico Sound, including Camp Lejeune. In 1996, he proposed successful legislation, known as the War Crimes Act, which criminalized breaches of the Geneva Conventions. He voted for the Iraq war resolution and famously ordered french fries in the House cafeteria be renamed "freedom fries." Recently, he has spoken out against the war.

Trivia

He converted to Catholicism at the age of 31.

Endorsements

Biography

Marital Status
Spouse
Joe Anne
Children
Daughter, Ashley
Biography to come.

Occupation

Former businessman







Community Involvement:
Not specified.

Contact Info







Education


N.C. State University
bachelor of arts
Atlantic Christian College
Graduated: 1967


Military

Not specified.
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