The Hon.
George Burpee Jones
Member of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick for Kings
In office
1908–1921
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Royal
In office
1921–1935
Preceded byHugh Havelock McLean
Succeeded byAlfred Johnson Brooks
Senator for New Brunswick, New Brunswick
In office
July 20, 1935 – April 27, 1950
Appointed byR. B. Bennett
Personal details
Born(1866-01-09)January 9, 1866
Belleisle Bay, New Brunswick
DiedApril 27, 1950(1950-04-27) (aged 84)
Political partyProvincial:
Conservative
Federal:
Conservative
CabinetMinister of Labour (1926)

George Burpee Jones (January 9, 1866 – April 27, 1950) was a Canadian merchant and politician.

Biography

Born in Belleisle Bay, New Brunswick, Jones represented King's County in the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick from 1908 to 1921. He was first elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the riding of Royal in the 1921 federal election. A Conservative, he was re-elected in 1925, 1926, and 1930. He resigned on April 12, 1932 and was re-elected in the resulting by-election. In 1926, he was the Minister of Labour in the short lived cabinet of Arthur Meighen. He was appointed to the Senate of Canada in 1935 representing the senatorial division of New Brunswick and served until his death in 1950.

Electoral history

By-election on 27 June 1932
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Burpee Jones 7,698 51.93 -5.21
Liberal Donald V. White 7,127 48.07 +5.21
Total valid votes 14,825 100.00
1930 Canadian federal election: Fundy Royal
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Burpee Jones 7,698 57.14 +1.52
Liberal Donald V. White 5,774 42.86 -1.52
Total valid votes 13,472 100.00
1926 Canadian federal election: Fundy Royal
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Burpee Jones 7,485 55.62 -1.52
Liberal Duncan McAlister 5,973 44.38 +1.52
Total valid votes 13,458 100.00
1925 Canadian federal election: Fundy Royal
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Burpee Jones 7,485 57.14 +16.47
Liberal Duncan McAlister 5,614 42.86 +3.04
Total valid votes 13,099 100.00
1921 Canadian federal election: Fundy Royal
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Burpee Jones 5,551 40.67 -27.10
Liberal Duncan McAlister 5,434 39.82 +7.59
Independent Harold Perkins 2,663 19.51
Total valid votes 13,648 100.00

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