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Catalog Number 2008.010.083
Object Name Print, Photographic
Title Albert E. Jones
Description Black and white photograph of Jefferson County Sheriff Albert E. Jones. He was the Republican Sheriff of the County from 1917 to 1921. He was known as Lefty. He pitched professional baseball for the Milwaukee Baseball club in 1901 and left the next season after a dispute over $100.00 contract with the coach, Connie Mack. Jones lost the contract and returned to Golden, Colorado. He was elected Golden Mayor from 1904 to September 2, 1916 when he ran for the office of Sheriff. He defeated H. S. Rainwater for the office of Sheriff in 1917 and James Compton in the election of 1918. Jones was a baseball coach for the Colorado School of Mines. In 1921, Jones assumed management of the Williams Transportation and Investment Company. In 1942, Jones was appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to run the Save the Waste Paper and Scrap Metal Drive to help America fight World War II.
Copyright All rights belong to Golden History Museums, City of Golden without restriction.
Collection Permanent-Dennis L. Potter
Credit line Golden History Museums, City of Golden, Dennis L. Potter Collection
Caption Albert E. Jones
People Jones, Albert Edward