Charles Alvin Jones

Politician, Judge

1887 – 1966


Who was Charles Alvin Jones?

Charles Alvin Jones was a United States federal judge and a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

Born in Newport, Pennsylvania, Jones received an LL.B. from Dickinson School of Law, and was in private practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 1910 to 1939. He was in the American Ambulance Service for the French Army during World War I, in 1917, and was a U.S. Naval Aviation Ensign from 1918 to 1919.

On July 14, 1939, Jones was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit vacated by John Warren Davis. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 18, 1939, and received his commission on July 25, 1939. Jones served in that capacity until his resignation, on December 31, 1944 to become a Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Davis served on that court from 1945 to 1966, serving as Chief Justice from 1956 to 1966.

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Oct 27, 1887
May 22, 1966

on July 23, 2013


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