The Ward M. Canaday Center

for Special Collections

The University of Toledo

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Casey Jones Papers, 1970-1994

MSS-107

 

Size: 1 linear ft.

Provenance: Casey Jones donated his papers to The Ward M. Canaday Center in April 1995.

 

Access: Open

Collection Summary: An Ohio State Representative from 1969 until 1995, Jones was especially active in minority affairs. His papers document his political career and consist of correspondence, legislative materials, press releases, speeches, newspaper clippings, awards, and subject files devoted to issues of ongoing political interest.

Subject: African-Americans, Politics and Government

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Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

 

Completed by: Angela E. Clevenger, February 1996

 

Reformatted by: Arjun Sabharwal, February 2010; last updated: June 2014

 


Introduction

 

Casey C. Jones served as an Ohio State Representative (Democrat) from November 1969 to November 1995. While in office, he was a member of numerous committees; Financial Institution, Finance Appropriations, Reference, Rules, Mileage, Public Improvement, Personnel, Select Committee to Study the Effects of Federal Cutbacks on the Local Government, and Civilian Conservation Advisory Council. He was also Chairman of the Local Government Committee. Jones is a staunch supporter of minorities and minority issues. This is emphasized by his membership in the Black Elected Democrats of Ohio and the Frederick Douglass Community Center NAACP. Prior to his position in the Ohio House of Representatives, Jones was employed in various service-oriented positions as well as professional sports (basketball and softball).

 

His papers consist of various correspondence and legislative materials concerning his committees and bills in progress. There are also press releases, speeches and other documents concerning his political office.

 

 

  

Biographical Timeline

 

1915, July 15.

Born in Paducah, Kentucky, son of Clarence Jones and Boydie Brandon, Jr.

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Graduate, Scott High School, Toledo.

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B.A. (Business Administration), Knoxville College.

1936

Married Lovell Barber; have five sons, one step-son, and four daughters.

1937-1939

Attended Toledo University.

1964-1965

1949-1965

Inspector: Lucas County Sanitary Engineering Department, Ohio.

1960-1965

General Program Secretary YMCA.

1965-1966

Personnel Director, Lucas County.

1966-1968

Pupil, Personnel Director, Miami Children’s Center

1969-1973

Ohio State Representative, District 78.

1973-1992

Ohio State Representative, District 45.

1976-1980

Delegate for Democratic National Convention.

1981-1982

Chairman Interstate Corp. Committee.

1987

Appointment to Civilian Conservation Advisory Council.

1988

Member-at-large Ohio Democratic State Committee.

1992-1995

Ohio State Representative, District 49.

1995

Real Estate Salesman, owns Casey Jones Insurance Agency.

1995

Member of Advisory Council of Urban Affairs.

 


Scope and Content Note

 

        The material in this collection consists mostly of correspondence concerning legislation and personal issues between Casey Jones and his constituents when he was an Ohio State Representative between (1969- 1995).  There are also copies of actual legislation, speeches, newspaper clippings and committee papers that Jones was working on at the time.

 

        The Casey Jones Papers are divided up into fourteen series:

                           

                            a) Correspondence

                            b) Press Releases

                            c) Speeches

                            d) Commendations

                            e) Clippings

                            f) Committees

                            g) Governor Richard Celeste

                            h) Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

                            i) Minority Issues

                            j) House Bills

                            k) House Resolution 42

                            l) Amendment to Senate Bill 223

                            m) Personal File

                            n) Miscellaneous

 

     Series one contains correspondence.

 

     Series two contains press releases issued by Casey Jones concerning his point-of-view on various issues, or general facts about legislation that had been passed, some have copies of the news articles attached.

 

     Series three is contains speeches.  Most of the speeches are for the House meetings, but there are also some concerning Jones’s campaign.  Others are addressed to local business functions. 

           

     Series four contains Commendations which are tributes to people in Jones’s district on anniversaries, and those receiving awards or special honors.  Some have newspaper articles attached.

 

     Series five is a gathering of clippings that are about Mr. Jones.  Most include pictures of him, and several also show his wife.

 

     Series six contains material regarding the House Select Committee on Tax Cutbacks, a Local Government Committee, and the Select Committee on Education. 

 

     Series seven is on Governor Richard Celeste.  The exact purpose of this file is unclear. It contains two State of the state addresses and a letter to the Governor from a member of the Committee to Reform the Deputy Registrar System.

 

     Series eight contains waste removal policies, program outlines and fiscal budget information concerning the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

 

     Series nine contains information on Minority Issues. 

 

     Series ten contains House bills. 

 

     Series eleven concerns House Resolution 42.  An actual copy is included along with newspaper articles about railroad crossing accidents.

 

     Series twelve is an amendment to Senate bill 223 on overland truck regulations.  A copy of the amendment is included along with background information.

 

     Series thirteen is the personal file of Mr. Jones.  It contains a resume, lists of legislation he worked on, declaration of candidacy papers, and a copy of the Lucas County Oath of Office.

 

     Series fourteen (the last) contains miscellaneous items such as tickets to a dinner, random statistics, and articles of interest to Mr. Jones.

 


 

Folder List

 

Box

Folder

Series

Item Description

1

Correspondence

1

Batus Inc. (1988)

2

Constituent Assistance (1989-1992)

3

House Bills (1987-1988)

4

Invitations (1989)

5

Letters of Recommendation (1987-1993)

6

Ohio House of Representatives (1988-1989)

7

General (1987-1990)

8

Press Releases (1986-1990)

9

Speeches (1970-1990)

10

Commendations (1987-1989)

11

Clippings (1986-1991)

Committees

12

House Select Committee on Tax Cutbacks (1986-1887)

13

Local Government Committees (1989-1994)

14

Select Committee on Education (1987)

15

Governor Richard Celeste (1984-1987)

16

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (1987-1988)

17

Minority Issues (1989-1991)

House Bills

18

H. B. 23: Railroad Crossing Safety (1991)

19

H. B. 171: Funding for State Educational Programs (1987)

20

H. B. 278: Central State Water Drought (1988-1989)

21

H. B. 284: Greyhound Racing (1991-1992)

22

H. B. 293: Transfer of General Funding Money (1988)

23

H. B. 416: Nursing Home Inspection (1989-1990)

24

H. B. 564: Fee Increase by Court of Common Pleas (1987-1988)

25

H. B. 715: Legislative Budget (1994)

26

House Resolution 42: Task Force on R.R. Crossings (1991-1992)

27

Amendment to S. B. 223: Overland Truck Regulations, (1989-1992)

28

Personal File (1982-1991)

29

Miscellaneous (1986-1992)