JONES, J. WOODFIN (1949 ~ ). J. Woodfin Jones was born September 26, 1949 to Perry and Catherine Jones in Austin, Texas. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1967 and then attended the University of Texas at Austin.
Jones graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UT and in 1975 graduated from the University of Texas at Austin Law School, where he was director of the Legal Research Board. While in undergraduate and law school, Jones served in the Texas National Guard at Camp Mabry from 1972 to 1978.
Once out of Law School, Jones worked as a clerk for J. Curtiss Brown, Chief Justice of the Fourteenth Court of Civil Appeals, in Houston. After working for Justice Brown, Jones joined the firm of Bracewell and Patterson, where he worked until 1981 when he returned to Austin. Upon his return, Jones joined the law firm of Sneed, Vine, Wilkerson, Selman and Perry. In 1989, Jones was elected as Justice, Court of Appeals, 3rd District of Texas, in Austin.
He has served as president of the Travis County Bar Association, Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and is an active member of the Episcopal Church. Jones has followed in the footsteps of the men in his family. His father, Perry Jones, served as county attorney for Travis County. While his uncles served as attorneys, district judges, mayors, and law professors.
Jones' grandfather, George Butte, served as Dean of the University of Texas School of Law, but resigned in 1924 to run for Governor against Miriam A. "Ma" Ferguson.
Biographical information taken from Texas State Cemetery file materials.