Powell, Wy – Former Wyoming Senate President Dick
Jones, founder of a long-haul trucking company, died Wednesday. He
Jones represented the Powell area in the state Senate from 1955
to 1974, when he stepped down to run for governor. He won the
Republican nomination but lost to Democrat Ed Herschler in the
Jones was born and grew up in Huntley, Mont., where his Swedish
immigrant parents homesteaded.
He founded Dick Jones Trucking in Powell in 1935. Jones was
elected to the Powell City Council in 1940 and elected mayor of
Powell in 1950.
Jones is survived by his wife, Evelyn, three children, five
grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.