Louise New is the loving and supportive wife of former US attorney and current Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Alabama, Doug Jones.
Louise’s Democratic nominee husband will oppose the Republican candidate, former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore.
Jones was born in Birmingham on May 4, 1954. He graduated from the University of Alabama and then Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.
The prosecution of former Ku Klux Klansmen Thomas Blanton and Bobby Frank Cherry –is perhaps the defining achievement in his career. They were convicted of murder for killing four young girls in the 1963 Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing. Jones led the prosecution decades after the bombing. Blanton was convicted in 2001, the first conviction in the bombing since Robert Chambliss in 1977. Jones was a special prosecutor in the Cherry trial, in 2002.
Jones was appointed U.S. Attorney in Birmingham in 1997 by then-President Bill Clinton. Before his appointment, the FBI had already re-opened the 1963 bombing case and laid the groundwork. Jones presented the cases in court.
While U.S. attorney, besides the church bombing, Jones also worked on the indictment of Birmingham abortion clinic bomber Eric Robert Rudolph, whose 1998 attack killed an off-duty police officer. Rudolph was convicted after 2001 when Jones left office.
Though not much is known about his wife, we do know she has been actively supporting her husband in the senate race. Louise Jones, who was born Louise New is also an Alabama native. The two were married on December 12, 1992.
Doug and his wife, Louise Jones, have three grown children: sons Christopher and Carson Jones, and daughter Courtney Andrews. Louise and her husband are also proud grandparents to daughter Courtney’s two daughters, Ever and Ollie.
Courtney Jones attended Birmingham Southern College and is currently studying her PhD at the University of Alabama. Her husband is Birmingham attorney Rip Andrews.
Carson Jones attended the University of Georgia and is currently pursuing a degree in Zoo and Aquarium Management at Colorado State University.
Louise’s youngest son, Christopher Jones is currently a sophomore at Alabama.