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JONES, Seaborn, lawyer, born in Augusta, Georgia, in 1788; died in Columbus, Georgia, in 1874. He entered Princeton, but was obliged to leave before graduation on account of his father's failure in business. He then studied law and was admitted to the bar by special act of the legislature. He became solicitor-general of Georgia in 1823, and was afterward elected to congress as a Democrat, serving from 1833 till 1835, and again from 1845 till 1847. Among his treasures was a cane made from the timber of the frigate "Constitution," presented to him by his friend Commander Isaac Hull.
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