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John Quentin Jones

January 1, 1878
Home Town:
New York, NY
Later Residences:
New York, NY
Biographical Notes:
John Quentin Jones was the son of Joshua Jones of New York City. In 1839, Prior to attending the Law School, Jones wored in the counting house of Lawrence and Trimble. After attending the Law School, Jones pursued a business career. In 1844, he was made the President and Director of the Chemical Bank a position he held until his death. In addition he was Chairman of the Clearing House from 1865 to 1871.

Jones was also the Director of the New York Life and Trust Company and affiliated with the Eagle Insurance Company.

Jones never married. He lived with his two sisters in a large Fifth Avenue mansion. He also owned a summer home at New Brighton, Staton Island.

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Other Education:
Graduated from Columbia College in 1815.

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Related Objects and Documents
help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
Handwritten list by William Samuel Johnson, Catalogue of the Students at Law in the school at Litchfield Conn. at & after Aug. 15th 1817, Connecticut Historical Society, Johnson Family Papers, 1722-1863, Box - Johnson Papers.

Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School, Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849.
Secondary Sources:
"The Chemical's Bank President" New York Times January 3, 1878.

"Funeral of John Q. Jones." New York Times January 5, 1878.

History of the Chemical Bank: 1823-1913. New York City, NY: The Chemical Bank, 1913.

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