Allan F. Jones

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Allan F. Jones was a Massachusetts state legislator who introduced the Jones Act.

BARNSTABLE – Longtime Cape and islands legislator Army veteran.

A veteran state legislator who represented Cape Cod and the islands for more than 20 years, died March 15 at the Royal Nursing Center in Falmouth.

Mr. Jones was the husband of the late Betty Ann Lowr the late Betty White Jones.He was born in Marstons Mills, and was a 1939 graduate of Barnstable High School. He graduated from the Bordentown Military Academy in 1940. Mr. Jones enlisted in the Arm served in World War II from 1942 to 1944 in the military police.In 1948, at age 26, he was elected to his first term as a state representative. A Republican, he served 14 terms in the state House of Representatives and eight years as the state Senator representing the Cape and islands and the Plymouth District.He was a Republican floor leader for much of his legislative service, and was the ranking Republican member of the Ways and Means Committee.Mr. Jones had the distinction of never having lost a legislative bill he sponsored.Legislation he helped pass re-organized the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, placing it within the state college structure funded the Cape Cod Community College at its current location in West Barnstable and established a fire training school for Barnstable County, the first of its kind in the state. He also led the fight to defeat legislation that would have resulted in the loss of $1.6 million in state education aid to Cape communities. Mr. Jones also helped establish a drug abuse treatment center in Barnstable County. Among his other achievements are serving on a state commission that selected the JFK Library as the most appropriate memorial to the late president, helped win approval for a bill making the Otis Air Force Base a permanent facility, and established the “Good Samaritan Law.” The Good Samaritan Law protects doctors who come to the aid of accident victims from subsequent civil suits. Mr. Jones also served on the Barnstable Airport Commission. A lifelong resident of Barnstable, Mr. Jones enjoyed spending summers in Edgartown, on Martha’s Vineyard, and winters in Stowe, Vt. He was a member of many local clubs and civic organizations and was an accomplished pilot, sailor and skier. He was also an avid reader and collector of marine antiques. He is survived by one son, Stephen Jones of Stowe, Vt. three daughters, Candace Schulenberg, Jey Smith and Holly Heaslip, all of Barnstable two brothers, Charles Jones of Cummaquid and Phillip Jones of Arizona two sisters, Harriet Swift of Barnstable and Ruth Alvezi of Sandwich 10 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the Unitarian Church of Barnstable, Route 6A, in Barnstable. Burial was private.Donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer Association of Cape Cod Islands, P.O. Box 954, Barnstable, MA 02630, or to Sturgis Library, 3090 Main St., Barnstable, MA 02630. Retrieved from:


Allan F. Jones with Family
Allan F. Jones with family.


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