|John Edward Jones 1895-1896|
John E. Jones was Nevada's second foreign born governor, being born in Montgomeryshire, Wales on December 5, 1840. His family settled in Iowa in 1856 and Jones came west while working on the Union Pacific Railroad in 1865, finally settling in Eureka, Nevada in 1869. He worked in mining and agriculture until 1883 and served two terms as Surveyor General of the State, before being elected governor. Governor Jones died in office April 10, 1896.
A - Z CORRESPONDENCE, 1895 in GOV-0002