John Bailey Jones

Personal

Birthday: 
1927
Birthplace: 
Mitchell, SD
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Naval Reserve, 1945-1947
Private practice, Presho, South Dakota, 1953-1966
Judge, Lyman County [South Dakota] Court, 1953-1956
State representative, South Dakota, 1956-1960
Judge, South Dakota Circuit Court, Tenth Judicial Circuit, 1967-1974
Judge, South Dakota Circuit Court, Sixth Judicial Circuit, 1974-1981

Education

Name of School: 
University of South Dakota
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1951
Name of School - Second: 

University of South Dakota School of Law

The mission of The University of South Dakota School of Law is to prepare the lawyers and judges who will administer the Federal, state, and American Indian Tribal Justice systems in South Dakota and to provide a legal education to South Dakota residents, along with non-residents who choose to attend the school, which will serve as a solid foundation for the practice of law or other professional careers anywhere in the world.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1953

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of South Dakota
Court Name: 

South Dakota District Court

President Nominating: 
Ronald Reagan
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
11/18/1981
Retirement from Active Service: 
1/1/1995
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