In 2005, Judge Robert E. Jones completed his oral history as part of the U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society’s Oral History Project. Judge Jones will be receiving this year’s Lifetime Service Award at the annual dinner slated for this coming Thursday November 12, 2015. This auspicious occasion will provide attendees the opportunity to hear about Judge Jones’s early life, legal education, early legal career and his many years on the District Court bench. For those who will not be in attendance, or for anyone who wants to learn more about this remarkable husband, father, and jurist, you can hear his story in his own words by linking to his oral history on this website. Judge Jones’s formal oral history is enriched with three appendices: “The Family,” “Meetings with the President and the Supremes,” and “Robert E. Jones, Almanac of the Federal Judiciary.
Print copies of his oral history can also be accessed at the Oregon Historical Society Davies Family Research Library or the Ninth Circuit Library in the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse.