Jones House

Eaton Hall

Floor Plans

Rooms 1202-1238

House Details

Floor #: 2
Gender: Male
Capacity: 45
Room #s: 1202-1238
A/C: Yes
Bed Type: Lofted
Floor Type: Carpet
Room Types: Double - 4 per.
Room Size: 10' x 12' with 7' x 7'
Window Size:
Ceiling Height: 9'4"

House History

JONES, George W. (1837-1911) received an A.B. (1859) and an M.A. (1862) from Yale and was on the first faculty at Iowa State. In addition to being head of mathematics and civil engineering he had varied administrative duties. He was acting presient from December, 1868, to March 15, 1869, while President Welch was in Washington, D.C. finishing his term as U.S. Senator from Florida. After leaving Iowa State he joined the staff of Cornell University and was professor of mathematics from 1877 to 1907. He was considered one of the outstanding teachers of mathematics and a large number of successful math teachers received training under him. He was the co-author of a series of text books known as the "O.W.J." series. He was the uncle of an Iowa State president, R.A. Pearson, who served from 1912 to 1926.