George Hilton Jones III Ph.D.

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A Rhodes scholar from Baton Rouge, he died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, in Charleston, Ill., where he had resided for many years. Born in Baton Rouge on Jan. 11, 1924, to Judge and Mrs. W. Carruth Jones, he had an outstanding scholastic career as a student, historian, writer and college professor. He graduated from University High School in 1940, followed by graduation from LSU, after attending the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., and military service in the European Theater during World War II. Following his LSU experience, he earned a Rhodes scholarship, securing a doctorate in English history at Oxford University in 1950. He was a Guggenheim Fellow. He taught English history at several universities, including Kansas State, Indiana and Texas Tech. He wrote numerous articles and four books in his professional field, namely: "The Main Stream of Jacobitism" (1954), "Charles Middleton, the Life and Times of a Restoration Politician" (1967), "Convergent Forces: Immediate Causes of the Revolution of 1688" (1990) and "Great Britain and the Tuscan Succession Question 1710-1737" (1999). He retired from the faculty of Eastern Illinois University and continued to reside in Charleston until his death. Graveside service at Roselawn Cemetery, Baton Rouge, on Friday at 11 a.m. Survived by his older brother, Philip K. Jones. Arrangements by Rabenhorst Funeral Home.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Jan. 30 to Jan. 31, 2008
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