Alfred M. Jones
American politicianDied when: 73 years 153 days (881 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius
Alfred Miles Jones (February 5, 1837 – July 8, 1910), nicknamed "Long" Jones, was an American politician and businessman.Born in New Hampshire, Jones came with his family to Illinois in 1847.
Jones became a prominent politician in Jo Daviess County, Illinois, eventually rising to deputy sheriff and the leader of the county chapter of the Republican Party.
He was elected to two terms in the Illinois House of Representatives, then received two positions under the spoils system.
Jones was chairman of the Illinois Republican Committee for twelve years.In the 1880s, he assumed control of the Bethesda spring in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and helped turn it into one of the most prominent spring water companies in the nation.
He moved to Waukesha in 1896 and was elected to the Wisconsin State Senate three years later, serving one term.