Benjamin JonesApril 10, 2016
Benjamin Jones is a member of the Eta Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He was a judge of the 4th Judicial District Division H of Louisiana, serving Ouachita and Morehouse parishes. He was first elected to this position in 1992 and retired in 2014. Jones earned his undergraduate degree from Southern University in 1966 and his law degree from Boston College Law School in 1969. From 1970 to 1971, he served as an army intelligence officer. He has also worked as a private practice attorney in Monroe, Louisiana, as deputy legal counsel to the governor of Massachusetts, as an assistant U.S. attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in Boston, as chief administrative law judge for the Board of Appeal on Motor Vehicle Liability, Policy & Bonds in Boston and as a legal services attorney for the Boston Legal Assistance Project. Jones also served as a justice pro tempore for the fourth district of the Louisiana Supreme Court a post to which he was appointed by the members of the supreme court upon the retirement of Justice Chet Traylor. The appointment was effective June 1, 2009, and lasted until November 30, 2009.