Biographical Sketches: J Surnames
Jones, Robert M.
Born in Roane county, he is the third son of Rev. and Mrs. Henry B. Jones. Mr. Jones received his early education in the public schools of Roane county, afterwards at Roane College and Grant University. With this for a basic equipment, Mr. Jones decided to turn his attention to the study of law, and having completed his legal education , he began the practice of law at Kingston, the county seat of Roane, where the young attorney rapidly developed a lucrative practice. After a few years residence there he removed to Harriman seeking a wider field for his labors. At this place he associated in his profession with Horace M. Carr, the firm being known as Carr & Jones, and for several years enjoyed a growing practice there. When Will D. Wright, of the firm of Wright & Wright, was elected chancellor for this jurisdiction, Mr. Jones came to Knoxville in June, 1911, to become the law partner of T. Asbury Wright, who had formerly practiced in Roane county. The style of their firm is Wright & Jones. Mr. Jones is one of the most widely read lawyers in the state. He has perhaps the largest individual law library in Tennessee and adds to it continually. He is not only an omnivorous reader of the books pertaining to his profession, but he is also widely read in general literature. A man of sturdy character and of pronounced views on all public questions, Mr. Jones is a strong and substantial citizen. In politics he is a Republican. He is prominent and stands high in Masonic circles, and is a member of the Knights of Pythias. He is a member of the Cherokee Country Club. His choice diversion is golf. Source: Men of Affairs in Knoxville (Knoxville, TN, Joe L. Baker & Stuart Towe, 1917), 89.