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Walter B. Jones

Walter B. JonesAKA Walter Beaman Jones, Jr.

Born: 10-Feb-1943
Birthplace: Farmville, NC

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman, North Carolina 3rd

Military service: North Carolina National Guard (1967-71)

Coined the term "freedom fries" for the side dish more commonly called French fries, in protest against the French government's opposition to the 2003 U.S.-led coalition's invasion of Iraq. Later apologized unequivocally for his own vote in favor of the invasion: "Because I did not do my job then, I helped kill 4,000 Americans, and I will go to my grave regretting that."

Father: Walter B. Jones (Congressman, d. 15-Sep-1992)
Sister: DotDee Slaughter
Wife: Joe Anne Whitehurst
Daughter: Ashley Elizabeth Jones Scarborough

    High School: Hargrave Military Academy, Chatham, VA (1961)
    University: North Carolina State University
    University: BA, Atlantic Christian College (1966)

    US Congressman, North Carolina 3rd (1995-)
    North Carolina State House of Representatives (1983-92)
    Global Warming Skeptics
    American Legislative Exchange Council
    Leadership Institute Bi-Partisan Congressional Advisory Board
    Walter Jones Committee Candidate
    Washington Legal Foundation National Board of Advisors

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