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Jones, John Percival 1830- United States Senator; born in Hay, Wales, in 1830; came to the United States while a child; removed to California in 1849; served several terms in the State legislature. Mr. Jones removed to Nevada in 1867, and was elected to the United States Senate for the term beginning March 4, 1873, and several times re-elected. Originally a Republican, he was one of the founders of the Silver Republican party, which acted with the Democratic party in the campaigns of 1896 ohn Percival 1830- United States Senator; born in Hay, Wales, in 1830; came to the United States while a child; removed to California in 1849; served several terms in the State legislature. Mr. Jones removed to Nevada in 1867, and was elected to the United States Senate for the term beginning March 4, 1873, and several times re-elected. Originally a Republican, he was one of the founders of the Silver Republican party, which acted with the Democratic party in the campaigns of 1896 and 1900.