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In Memoriam: Theodore L. Jones

Sugar Bowl Committee, 1984-2019

Sugar Bowl In Memoriam

Theodore (Ted) L. Jones died on August 11, 2019, at his home in Baton Rouge, La. Born in Tifton, Ga., Ted served in the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1958. He earned his law degree from Georgetown and embarked on an illustrious 50+ year career as a prominent attorney and lobbyist while also playing music around the country. Ted held a number of public sector positions within the state and federal government. He also represented several U.S. Congressmen and Senators as well as U.S. presidential and state gubernatorial candidates. A member of the Sugar Bowl Committee since 1984, he was inducted into the Thumbpickers (music) Hall of Fame in 1999 and the Louisiana Political Hall of Fame in 2007, Ted is survived by his wife, Carmen Talley Jones, his sons Theodore W. Jones, Sr., and Claude Vernon Jones, and four grandchildren.

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