Garland Mordecai Jones was born June 14, 1873, in
Abingdon, Virginia. He was taken by his father to Mississippi
while young, and entered the public schools of that State as a
pupil. After his graduation from the common schools he was sent
to University of Mississippi, and the degree of A. B. was conferred
upon him in 1893 and a year later that of L. L. B. Soon after he
enrolled as a student of Washington and Lee University, taking the law
course. Even before taking the law course he was reading law at
home and under the supervision of local attorneys, devoting odd hours
and vacations to the task. He graduated from Washington and Lee,
and was admitted to the bar of Mississippi soon after.
admittance to the bar, Mr. Jones took up practice of his profession at
West Point, Miss. He met with a fair degree of success, but the
more strenuous and wider fields of the West appealed to him, and he
decided to come to Kansas City. He did so in 1898, following in
the footsteps of his brother, R. W. Jones, Jr., and entered into
practice here on his arrival.
While at school, Mr. Jones became affiliated
with the Greek Letter Society, Delta Kappa Epsilon, and he is also a
member of the University Club and the Jackson County Democratic Club.
Mr. Jones is unmarried.