Robert Taylor Jones

Robert Taylor Jones

Rutledge, Grainger County, Tennessee, USA
Death 11 Jun 1958 (aged 74)
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Burial Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Plot Encanto Mausoleum, Garden of Roses
Memorial ID 10073322 · View Source
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Arizona Governor. He was a self taught civil engineer, worked in the building of a railroad through eastern Tennessee, plus worked on various construction projects in Mexico, Nevada, and on the Panama Canal. Moving to Arizona in 1909, he established the Jones Drug Company, with a chain of stores throughout the state. Entering politics, he was elected to the Arizona State Senate, serving (1930-38). In 1939, he was elected as a Democrat the sixth Governor of Arizona, serving until 1941. During his term, the offices of State Historian and State Librarian merged, a minimum wage law for public works employees passed, and paroling and pardoning of convicts was regulated with more rigid rules. Not seeking reelection, he returned to his previous business interests and managed the Arizona Office of Price Stabilization (1951-53).

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