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Charles Alvin Jones

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Charles Alvin Jones (1887-1966) was a federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and a justice on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Jones was nominated to the Third Circuit by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on July 14, 1939, to a seat vacated by John Warren Davis (Third Circuit); he was confirmed by the Senate on July 18, 1939, and received commission on July 25. He resigned on December 31, 1944.[1]


  • Dickinson School of Law, LL.B.

Professional career

  • Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1910-1939
  • American Ambulance Service, French Army, 1917
  • U.S. Naval Aviation Ensign, 1918-1919
  • Justice, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1945-1956
    • Chief Justice, 1956-1966


Political offices
Preceded by:
John Warren Davis (Third Circuit)
Third Circuit Court of Appeals
Succeeded by:
Harry Kalodner