Biographical / Historical
Wilmot Rufus Jones was born in Stamford, Connecticut on May 5, 1902. He attended Mill Brook School for high school and entered Haverford College as a freshman in 1919. He was very active on campus: Varsity football, (1, 2, 3, 4); Numerals, (2) ; " H," (3, 4) ; Track squad, (2,3,4); Numerals, (3); Corporation Scholarship, (1, 2, 3); Student Council, (4); Y. M. C. A. Cabinet, (3, 4); VicePresident, (3); Haverford Neivs Board, (2, 3, 4); Editor-in-chief, (4); Stage Manager, " Menaechmi"; Class Vice-President, (1); Class President, (3); Secretary Athletic Association; Athletic Cabinet, (3, 4); Social Science Club; Scientific Society; Press Club; President of Press Club, (4); Triangle Society; Founders' Club, Vice-President and Secretary, (4) ; President of the Intercollegiate Newspaper Association. After graduating in 1923, he got his Master's in arts and sciences at Harvard Univeristy (1926-1927). He went on to serve on the Alumni Council and Haverford Board on Managers for many years, working with alumni and the board throughout 1930-1970. He was also involved in Haverford College's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Outside of Haverford, he worked at numerous schools around the east coast (Connecticut, New York, D.C., and Delaware) in administrative positions (Master/Principal). Eventually, he settled at the Friends School in Wilmington, Delaware and worked with the Council for Delaware Education. He also served as President of the South China Library Association. Jones was also a very engaged Quaker, serving on assignment for foreign service in Europe for the American Friends Service Committee in 1924 and 1946. He was then a delegate at the Friends World Conference in Oxford, England in 1952. Jones married Barbara Hopkins in 1929 and had a daughter, Lee Jones, in 1932 and a son, Wilmot Rufus Jones III, in 1935.