Doug Jones Bio
The U.S. Senate of Alabama
Gordon Douglas Jones is an American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Alabama since 2018. Doug is also a Lawyer and former prosecutor in America. From 1997 to 2001, Doung served as an attorney for the Northern District of Alabama. He was appointed for the position by President Bill Clinton in 1997. Doug also worked on the high-profile case like the 1963 Birmingham church bombing that killed four African-American girls. Besides that, he also worked in private firms focusing on white-collar criminal defence and commercial litigation. For the 2020 election, he ran for the re-election of the U.S. Senate but lost to Republican nominee Tommy Tuberville. In the Biden administration, he is considered as a worthy contender for United States Attorney General.
|Age||66 years old|
|Education||Cumberland School of Law at Samford University the University of Alabama.|
|Profession||Lawyer, Prosecutor and Politician|
|Children||Courtney, Carson and Christopher|
Doug Jones Early Life and Education
Doug Jonas was born on May 4, 1954, in Fairfield, Alabama. He was raised by father, Gordon, the U.S. Steel employee and mother Gloria (Wesson) Jones, a homemaker. Jonas received his bachelor in science degree in political science in 1979 from the University of Alabama. Later on, in 1979 from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University he earned a JD degree. He was also part of a North American social fraternity called Beta Theta Pi.
Doug Jones Career
Doug Jones started his career working for Alabama Senator Howell Heflin as staff to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. From 1980 to 1984, he worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and moved to a private law firm in Birmingham, Alabama, from 1984 to 1997.
On August 18, 1997, President Bill Clinton announced the nomination of Doug Jonas as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama. On November 8, 1997, the Senate confirmed Jones’s nomination by voice vote. During his tenure, his successful prosecution was for the two members of the Ku Klux Klan, for their roles in the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing. Legal CareerIn 2001, Doug Jones left his office and joined some private firm. He was given the 15th Anniversary Civil Rights Distinguished Service Award by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in 2007. In 2017, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alabama chapter of the Young Democrats of America.
Doug Jonas announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate special election on May 11, 2017. He won the Democratic nomination election and was against Roy Moore in the general election on December 12. Jonas won the general election with 50% of the votes. He took the office on January 3, 2018. In 25 years, he was the first Democrat to win the Alabama Senate.
Doug Jonas ran for the re-election as the U.S. Senate of Alabama for the 2020 election. He was running for his six-year full term. Jonas won the Democratic nomination election unopposed. In the general election, he was against Republican former football coach Tommy Tuberville and former United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions. He lost the election against Tommy. Tommy won with 60% of electoral votes. His tenure ends in January 2021.
Doug Jones Family
Doug Jonas is married to Louise New. They tied a knot on December 12, 1992. Together they have three children. Their names are Courtney, Carson and Christopher. On December 28, 2019, he lost his father because of dementia. For more than 33 years, he has been a member of the Canterbury United Methodist Church in Mountain Brook.
Doug Jones Age, Birthday, Net-worth
Doug Jonas is currently 66 years old. He celebrates his birthday on May 4. As of 2020, his estimated net worth is $1 million.
Doug Jones Contact
For more information, you can visit his Twitter profile.