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Johnnie Jones (lawyer) (Johnnie Anderson Jones) was born on 30 November, 1919 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.. Discover Johnnie Jones (lawyer)'s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 103 years old?
|Popular As||Johnnie Anderson Jones|
|Age||103 years old|
|Born||30 November 1919|
|Birthplace||Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.|
|Date of death||(2022-04-23)|
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Jones became a centenarian in 2019. On the morning of April 23, 2022, he died in a Jackson veteran's facility, aged 102.
Jones was the first African American U.S. Army, warrant officer. In 2021, he received a Purple Heart, 77 years after he was injured by shrapnel during Operation Overlord, the D-Day invasion of Omaha Beach in World War II.
On June 26, 2021, the U.S. Army awarded Jones a Purple Heart, 77 years after he was injured by shrapnel injuries during the D-Day invasion of Omaha Beach during World War II. The ceremony, held at the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge, was attended by various dignitaries including retired Lt. General Russel L. Honore, Joey Strickland, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs, and U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy who pinned the Purple Heart medal onto Jones' jacket. General James McConville, the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, commended Jones in writing, noting "We owe you (Mr. Jones) a debt of gratitude, both for your sacrifices during World War II and for being a role model for African Americans aspiring to serve.”
Jones served as a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1972 to 1976.
In 1972, Jones was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives for East Baton Rouge Parish. In 1976, he lost his bid for reelection.
Jones practiced law until the age of 93, representing clients on numerous matters including civil rights legal cases, and served as the Assistant Parish Attorney for East Baton Rouge Parish from 1968 to 1972. He successfully fought for pay equity for teachers; sued to desegregate local parks, pools, amusement centers, schools, and courtrooms; represented Southern University student-protesters during the Civil Rights movement; guarded the constitutional rights of indigent defendants; and challenged voter discrimination practices. He was the first African-American member of the Baton Rouge Bar Association.
Jones earned a bachelor's degree from Southern University. In 1953, he earned a law degree from Southern University. Fifteen days after law school graduation, T.J. Jemison, Mt. Zion First Baptist Church of Baton Rouge minister and civil rights leader, recruited him to represent people arrested during the two-week Baton Rouge bus boycott, a precursor to the Montgomery bus boycott led by Martin Luther King Jr. During the Civil Rights movement, he leaped from his car before a Ku Klux Klan car bomb exploded.
Jones landed on Omaha Beach in the third wave of the Normandy invasion on D Day, June 7, 1944. He was injured on Omaha Beach, sustaining a back injury from his ship hitting a mine, and receiving shrapnel wounds to the neck from German air attacks and German sniper rounds. Around 2,000 African-American troops took part in the Normandy invasion in several different roles.
After graduating from Southern University, Jones was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943. He was assigned to the 494th Port Battalion, an all-African American port battalion attached to the 6th Engineer Special Brigade that took part in Operation Overlord leading to the invasion of Normandy, France, (D-Day) at Omaha Beach. Jones served as a warrant officer responsible for leading a unit unloading equipment and supplies onto Omaha Beach. Jones was the first African American warrant officer (Junior Grade) in the U.S. Army.
Johnnie Anderson Jones Sr. (November 30, 1919 – April 23, 2022) was an American politician, soldier, and civil rights attorney associated with the 1953 Baton Rouge bus boycott, the first anti-segregation bus boycott, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This was a precursor to the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott led by Martin Luther King Jr. in Montgomery, Alabama.
Johnnie Anderson Jones was born November 30, 1919, in Laurel Hill, Louisiana, in West Feliciana Parish, three miles south of the Mississippi line near Woodville, Mississippi. One of eight children, he was the son of lease cropping farmers Henry E. Jones (born December 5, 1876) and Sarah Ann Coats (also spelled Costes), and the paternal great-grandson of Emily Bowers, a formerly enslaved mixed-race African American passing as white.