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Ted Jones

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==Background==
Jones was born to Claude and Lenora "Nora" Jones, later Lenora Griffin, in Tifton in Tift County, [[Georgia]]. He was reared by grandparents and served in the [[United States Air Force from 1954 to 1958, stationed for most of his service at the former England Air Force Base in [[Alexandria, Louisiana|Alexandria]], LouisianALouisiana.<ref name=bio>{{cite web|url=https://obits.theadvocate.com/obituaries/theadvocate/obituary.aspx?n=theodore-l-jones-ted&pid=193668957&fhid=17444|title=Theodore L. "Ted" Jones|publisher=''The Baton Rouge Advocate''|date=August 17, 2019|accessdate=August 18, 2019}}</ref> In 1960, at the age of twenty-six, Jones received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from [[Northwestern State University]] in [[Natchitoches, Louisiana|Natchitoches]], Louisiana. He procured his [[Juris Doctor]]ate in 1963 from the [[University of Mississippi]] School of Law in Oxford, [[Mississippi]]. In 1970, he received a Master of Laws degree from [[Georgetown University]] in [[Washington, D.C.]], where he has also long maintained a law practice. His legal specialties included taxation, estate planning, insurance, communications, [[oil]] and [[natural gas]], rate regulations, federal and state campaign election law, corporate law, and financial transactions.<ref name=tauzincon/>
==Legal and political career==
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