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Black and white photograph of Marjorie B. Jones, 1951. Front matter: "Marjorie Jones-her campaign picture when she ran for U.S. Senate 1951." According to the September 3, 1951, Bangor Daily News, Mrs. Marjorie B. Jones of Veazie, "widely-known in women's organizations and active in political circles several years, is the fourth announced candidate for the Republican nomination at the special Oct. 1 primaries for the United States Representative from the Third Congressional District." The seat fell vacant with the death of Bangor Republican Frank Fellows. Jones, as the only female Republican candidate for the seat, became embroiled in controversy when she "blasted" the state GOP chair, Ralph C. Masterman, for endorsing one of the candidates based on their age, "in violation of a party principle." The only candidate falling within the alleged prescribed age bracket was Allan Woodcock, Jr. of Bangor, age 31. The full slate of candidates were: Clarence B. Beckett of Calais; Richard B. Cousins of Old Town; Roscoe C. Emery, Eastport; Marjorie B. Jones, Veazie; Clifford G. McIntire, Perham; R. Chauncey Robbins, Jr., Houlton; and Allan Woodcock, Jr., Bangor. During her campaign, Jones opposed the compulsory health insurance program and the Brannan farm plan, and military action in Korea. According to the October 1, 1951, Bangor Daily News, "Mrs. Marjorie B. Jones, 51-year-old Veazie housewife and businesswoman, who is mother of two sons [Richard Jones and Freeland Jones], both World War Two veterans. She has been closely affiliated with the League of Women Voters, the Maine Congress of Parents and Teachers and several women's organizations. She formerly was on the official board of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers and former chairman of the Veazie school board. She is chairman of the Republican town committee and former member of the Penobscot County committee. Mrs. Jones, wife of a dairyman [Austin W. Jones], favors Federal aid to education. She believes the Korean stalemate "discoloses weakness when we are spending 60 billion dollars to impress the Communists with our strength." (p. 5.) Clifford G. McIntire of Perham claimed the nomination with 39.72% of the vote. Jones claimed 1.56% placing her sixth in the contest ahead of Richard B. Cousins of Old Town. Marjorie Elois (Brooks) Jones was born about 1900 and died in 1958 and is buried in the Freeland Jones lot, Fairview Cemetery, Veazie. Negative no. 77.20. No source on record.


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