Attorney, judge. Born– Oct. 16, 1888, Montgomery, Ala. Parents– Thomas Goode (later governor of Alabama) and Georgene Caroline (Bird) Jones. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1906-1907; University of Alabama Law School, L.L.B., 1909. Active in elective, appointive, and volunteer positions in state and civic organizations. Appointed Judge of the 15th Judicial Circuit, Montgomery County, 1920; presiding judge, 1935-. Began a weekly column, “Off the Bench” for the Montgomery Advertiser in 1924; chairman, Board of Trustees, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History, 1945; fellow of the American Bar Association; member, American Law Institute; president, Alabama State Bar, 1954-1955; founder, Jones Law School, Montgomery, 1928; founder, Alabama Lawyer, official publication of the Alabama State Bar, 1940. Member; St. John’s Episcopal Church, Montgomery, and senior warden and teacher of the Young Men’s Bible Class. Awarded an honorary L.L.D., University of Alabama, 1955. Died August 1, 1963.


Grove’s Library of Alabama Lives.


Addresses and Papers of Judge Walter B. Jones. Montgomery, Ala.; s.n., 1944.

Alabama Circuit Judges Handbook. Montgomery, Ala.; s.n., 1953.

Alabama Jury Instructions, with Forms. 2 vols. St. Paul, Minn.; West, 1953.

Alabama Lawyers Handbook. Montgomery, Ala.; Junior Bar of Alabama, 1944.

Alabama Pleading and Practice at Law. Montgomery, Ala.; s.n., 1961.

Alabama Practice and Forms; …. St. Paul, Minn.; West, 1947.

Citizenship and Voting in Alabama; …. Montgomery, Ala.; American Citizens Press, 1947.

Equity Pleading and Practice. S.l.; s.n., 1954.

Huntly Cabin Papers. Montgomery, Ala.; s.n., 1955.

A Student’s Equity Pleading. Montgomery, Ala.; s.n., 1923.


Confederate War Poems. Montgomery, Ala.; s.n., 1959.