Journalist. Born– June 7, 1906, Charlottesville, Va. Parents– Alonzo Lewis and Virginia (Graves) Jones. Married– Geneva Carolyn Peyton, 1934. Children– Two. Education– Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1924-1926; Washington and Lee University, B.A., 1930. City editor, Huntsville (Ala.) Times, 1931-1937; reporter, Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Va., 1937-1941; reporter, Evening Star, Washington, D.C., 1941-1945; staff writer, Washington, Wall Street Journal, 1943-1945; office manager, Curtis Publishing Co., Washington, 1945-1961; administrative assistant to Congressman William M. Tuck of Virginia, 1963-69; staff writer, NASA Activities, 1969-76. Member; National Press Club; Masons; Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Delta Chi. District of Columbia Civil War Round Table gold medal for meritorious writing. Used the pseudonym, Pat Jones, for some writing.  Died November 29, 1999.


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Birth of Liberty. New York; Holt, 1964.

The Civil War at Sea. New York; Holt, 1960-1962.

Eight Hours Before Richmond. New York; Holt, 1957.

Gray Ghosts and Rebel Raiders. New York; Holt, 1956.

The Hatfields and the McCoys. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina Press, 1948.

100 Years After. Washington, D.C.; Bicentennial Commission, 1965.

Ranger Mosby. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina Press, 1944.

Roosevelt’s Rough Riders. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1971.

The Story of Mooresville. Decatur, Ala.; North Alabama Historical Association, 1968.

True Tales of Old Madison County (Alabama); …. Huntsville, Ala.; Johnson Historical Publications, 1970.

U.S.S. Cairo; the Story of a Civil War Gunboat, …. Washington, D.C.; National Park Service, 1971.