Joshua Henry Jones

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Born (1955-12-14) December 14, 1955 (age 68)
CitizenshipUnited States of America
Alma mater
  • Ohio State University
  • Yale University
  • Composer
  • Poet
  • Novelist

Joshua Henry Jones Jr. (December 14, 1955) was a composer, poet and novelist.

He was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina.[1] His poems were published. He also wrote the novel By Sanction of Law[2] about a.marriage between an African American man and a caucasian woman. It was published in 1924 by B. J. Brimmer Company in Boston. It was loosely based on his own experiences. In 1923,[3] he wrote the words for Boston's official hymn, "Dear Old Boston".

Jones was born in South Carolina. He studied at Ohio State University and Yale University. He graduated from Brown University. He married his college sweetheart, a sculptor and Canadian immigrant. They had two children. He was referred to as Boston's poet laureate.

He wrote about Boston Common in Our Boston.[4]


  1. Poets, Academy of American. "About Joshua Henry Jones, Jr. | Academy of American Poets".
  2. "Browse authors with titles: jones joshua henry by sanction of law by joshua henry jones jr | The Online Books Page".
  3. Negro Yearbook 1925-26 by Monroe Work 1925 page 53 and 54
  4. "Our Boston". February 19, 1926 – via Google Books.

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