Welcome to the Robert E. (Bob) Jones Archives Database!
Bob Jones, a resident of Scottsboro, Alabama, was elected as a Democrat to the 80th Congress by special election in January 28, 1947 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John J. Sparkman. Jones was reelected to the fourteen succeeding Congresses and served until January 3, 1977. During his tenure in Congress, Jones served as chairman of the Committee on Public Works and Transportation. Jones was also instrumental in the movement of the Army rocket and guided missile mission to Redstone Arsenal and continued to be a staunch supporter of the missile and space programs in Huntsville throughout his career. Read more about Bob Jones.
The Congressional Papers of Representative Robert E. (Bob) Jones are housed at the Salmon Library Archives and Special Collections.Searching this database will identify specific papers and other holdings in the Bob Jones collection that is housed at the UAH Salmon Library.
To gain access to these documents, please make a note of the citations, including the File Number and Box Number. Documents can be accessed in the Archives department during regular operating hours. You can also view the entire Robert E. Jones Collection Bibliography in Adobe PDF format. 216p. (662kb) For more information about archives, contact Anne Coleman at 256-824-6523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.