Charles R Jonas

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Birthday
9, 1904
Birthplace
North Carolina
Death Date
Sep 28, 1988 (83)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
9, 1904
Birthplace
North Carolina
Death Date
Sep 28, 1988 (83)

About

From 1953 until 1973, this Republican Party politician served as a United States Representative from North Carolina. For an eighteen-year period during his ten consecutive congressional terms, he was a member of the House Appropriations Committee.

Before Fame

After earning his bachelor's and law degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he served in World War II, eventually achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army.

Trivia

Nicknamed "Mr. Republican," he was one of his home state's first federally-elected Republican politicians.

Family Life

His father, Charles A. Jonas, was also a lawyer, politician, and U.S. Representative from North Carolina.

Associated With

Jonas and West Virginia Democrat Robert Byrd were both elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1953. (Byrd remained in the House until 1959 and subsequently became a multi-term United States Senator).