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William Jones
William-Jones
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1760
Date of Death: 1831
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Occupation: Merchant, Politician
Affiliations: Democratic-Republican Party
Appearances:
Trail of Glory
POD: March 27, 1814
Appearance(s): 1812: The Rivers of War
Type of Appearance: Direct
William Jones (1760-1831) was an American politician. A veteran of the American Revolution, he served a term in the House of Representatives (1801-1803), and as Secretary of the Navy (1813-1814) during the War of 1812. His policies were crucial to American success in the Great Lakes. He was also a President of the Second Bank of the United States.

William Jones in Trail of GloryEdit

Like the rest of President James Madison's Cabinet, Secretary of the Navy William Jones left Washington after the British victory at Bladensburg. After the government regrouped in Georgetown, Jones accompanied Madison and Attorney General Richard Rush to Wiley's Tavern, and thus didn't learn of Sam Houston's plan to defend the Capitol Building until much later.


Political offices (OTL)
Preceded by
Robert Waln
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives

from Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district
1801 - 1803

Succeeded by
Joseph Clay, Michael Leib, and Jacob Richards
Preceded by
Paul Hamilton
United States Secretary of the Navy
1813 – 1814
Succeeded by
Benjamin W. Crowninshield

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