Nathaniel Jones (representative)

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Nathaniel Jones (February 17, 1788 Tyringham, Berkshire County, Massachusetts – July 20, 1866 Newburgh, Orange County, New York) was an American banker and politician from New York.


About 1807, he removed to Warwick, New York, and taught school there for several years. Among his pupils was William H. Seward.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Orange Co.) in 1827 and 1828. Afterwards he engaged in banking.

He was elected as a Democrat to the 25th and 26th United States Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1837 to March 3, 1841.

He was New York State Surveyor General from February 1842 to February 1845, and a Canal Commissioner from February 1845 to November 1, 1847, when he resigned.

He was Superintendent of Schools and Clerk of the Board of Education of Newburgh in 1851. He was a member of the New York State Senate (9th D.) in 1852 and 1853.


Political offices
Preceded by
Orville L. Holley
New York State Surveyor General
Succeeded by
Hugh Halsey
New York State Senate
Preceded by
James C. Curtis
New York State Senate
9th District

Succeeded by
John D. Watkins
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John W. Brown
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
James G. Clinton