Robert G. Jones

Politician and Stockbroker
Born May 9, 1939

Robert Gambrell Jones, known as Bob Jones, is a stockbroker in Lake Charles who served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1968 to 1972 and in the State Senate from 1972 to 1976. He is the son of the late Louisiana Governor Sam H. Jones. In 1975, Jones was an unsuccessful intraparty opponent to Democratic Governor Edwin Edwards, who secured the second of four nonconsecutive gubernatorial terms in the state's first ever jungle primary.… Read More

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1939 Birth Born on May 9, 1939.
1940 1 Year Old Bobby Jones was a year old when his father became governor in 1940. … Read More
1944 5 Years Old The Joneses returned to Lake Charles in 1944, when James Houston "Jimmie" Davis became governor. … Read More


1957 18 Years Old Bob Jones graduated from Lake Charles High School in 1957.


1961 22 Years Old Jones obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Tulane University in New Orleans. Upon college graduation in 1961, Jones wed the former Sarah Quinn, also from Lake Charles. … Read More
1962 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Jones received his MBA in 1962 and returned to Lake Charles to work in the brokerage business.
1967 28 Years Old Bob Jones, at twenty-eight, was elected to the Louisiana House in the 1967-1968 election cycle. … Read More
1968 29 Years Old Jones left the House after a single term, when he was elected to the Senate in a district that encompassed about half of Calcasieu Parish and all of adjacent Jefferson Davis Parish. He succeeded A.C. "Ace" Clemons, Jr., a Democrat elected in 1968 who had switched parties in 1970 and served the second half of his third Senate term as a Republican. … Read More


1969 30 Years Old …  A native of Honolulu, Hawaii, Billy Boyer was a member of the Lake Charles City Council from 1969 to 1974, and then the elected mayor until 1981.
1978 39 Years Old …  In 1978, Jones switched affiliation to the Republican Party, but he never sought office thereafter as a member of the GOP.


After Jones' gubernatorial defeat, he signaled that he might run again in 1979. … Read More
1980 41 Years Old In the 1980 presidential primaries, Jones contributed to former Governor John B. Connally, Jr., of Texas and U.S. Senator Howard Henry Baker, Jr., of Tennessee.


1990 51 Years Old In 1990, he contributed to his former "Young Turk" colleague Ben Bagert, of New Orleans, who later withdrew from the race against Senator J. … Read More
1992 53 Years Old Jones contributed to George Herbert Walker Bush in the 1992 primary against Patrick J. Buchanan. … Read More


2008 69 Years Old From 2008-2014, he was appointed to serve on the Louisiana Gaming Control Board by Governor Bobby Jindal. … Read More
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