John Jones

There have been several notable people named John Jones. In many cases, this combination of first and last name comes from the Welsh tradition of naming sons after their fathers and the use of the patronymic, resulting in first names that sound similar to the last (eg. David Davis) :

Authors. poets and writers

*John Jones (Talhaiarn), Welsh poet
*John Jones (Myrddin Fardd), writer

Military figures

* John Paul Jones (1747–1792), US naval hero of the American Revolutionary War
*John Jones (MOH) (1841–1907), Civil War recipient of the Medal of Honor
* John B. Jones (1834–1881), Confederate major in the American Civil War and Texas Ranger captain
*John James Jones (1824–1898), US Congressional Representative from the state of Georgia and lieutenant in the Confederate States Army
* John M. Jones, Confederate general in the American Civil War at Antietam and Chancellorsville
* John R. Jones, Confederate general in the American Civil War; wounded at Gettysburg

Musicians

* John Paul Jones (musician) (born 1946), bassist for Led Zeppelin
* John Jones (record producer) (born 1957), producer for Duran Duran and other groups
* John Jones, lead singer of Oysterband

Political figures

*Evan John Jones (1872–1952), US Representative from Pennsylvania
*John Jones of Ystrad (1777–1842), MP for Carmarthen, 1821–1832
*John Jones (Ojibwa chief) (1798–1847) Chief of the Credit Mission Ojibwa, 1840–1847
*Sir John Jones (MI5 officer) (born 1923), Director General of MI5, the United Kingdom's internal security service
*John Evans Jones (1840–1896), Governor of Nevada
*John E. Jones III (born 1955), federal judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
*John Henry Jones (1894–1962), British Labour MP for Bolton, later MP for Rotherham
*John James Jones (1824–1898), US Representative from Georgia
*John Jones Maesygarnedd (c. 1597–1660), one of the regicides of King Charles I
*John Joseph Jones (1873–1941), British Labour MP for Silvertown
*John Marvin Jones (1882–1976), US Representative from Texas
*John O. Jones (born 1940), Illinois state senator
*John P. Jones (1829–1912), Republican Senator from Nevada
*John S. Jones (1836–1903), Union brevet brigadier general and later U.S. Congressman from Ohio
*John William Jones (1806–1871), US congressman from Georgia
*John Winston Jones (1791–1848), US congressman from Virginia

ports people

*John Jones (driver) (born 1965) Canadian racecar driver
*John Jones (baseball) (1901–1956), former baseball player
*John Jones (football executive)
*Johnny Jones (coach), University of North Texas men's basketball head coach
*John Wesley Jones, US sprinter and professional American football player
*Jon Jones (fighter) UFC Fighter

Others

*John Carleton Jones, American educator and tenth president of the University of Missouri
*John Elias, Welsh preacher (born John Jones)
*John Jones (Talysarn), Welsh preacher
*John Jones (Tegid), writer
*John Luther "Casey" Jones (1864–1900), American folk hero
*Saint John Jones (died 1598)
*John Robert Jones (1911–1970), Welsh philosopher
*John W. Jones (ex-slave) (1817–1900)
*Johnny Jones (Pioneer) (c. 1808–1869), pioneer New Zealand settler
*John Jones, alias used in the John Darwin disappearance case
*Jon Jones, British television director and screenwriter

Fictional charaters with the name John Jones

* J'onn J'onzz, fictional Martian superhero, also known as the Martian Manhunter


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  • John Jones (record producer) — John Idris Jones (b. December 12, 1957) is a musician and record producer who has worked with Duran Duran and many high profile rock and pop musicians.BackgroundJones is of Welsh descent. He was born in London, England and lived in Wales, England …   Wikipedia

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