Jones, William B(ryan), Jr. 1950-

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JONES, William B(ryan), Jr. 1950-

(Bill Jones)

PERSONAL: Born May 14, 1950, in Little Rock, AR; son of William Bryan, Sr. (a shoe company executive) and Marie (a federal employee; maiden name, Ward) Jones; children: William Broadwell, Stephen Ward. Ethnicity: "Anglo-Scottish." Education: Rhodes College, B.A., 1972; Vanderbilt University, M.A., 1975; University of Arkansas—Little Rock, J.D., 1981. Religion: Episcopalian.

ADDRESSES: Home—420 North McAdoo St., Little Rock, AR 72205. Office—Arkansas Supreme Court, Justice Building, 625 Marshall St., Room 1400, Little Rock, AR 72205. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: English teacher at a Catholic high school for boys in Little Rock, AR, 1975-78; Office of the Arkansas Attorney General, Little Rock, legal intern, 1980-81; English teacher at Roman Catholic high school in Little Rock, 1982-83; Arkansas Court of Appeals, Little Rock, attorney law clerk, 1984-88; Arkansas Supreme Court, Little Rock, attorney law clerk, 1989-95, reporter of decisions, 1995—. Friends of the Central Arkansas Library System, member of board of directors, 1984-92; Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, member of board of advisors, 2003—. Compiler and coproducer of compact disc The Little Rock Sound, 1965-69, 1999.

MEMBER: Arkansas Supreme Court Historical Society (member of board of directors, 1999—; president, 2003-04).

WRITINGS:

(Under name Bill Jones; editor, with Philip Martin and Stephen Buel, and contributor) A Spectrum Reader: Five Years of Iconoclastic Reporting, Criticism, and Essays, August House Publishers, 1991.

(Under name Bill Jones) Home from Sea: An Inland Voyage through the Writings of Robert Louis Stevenson, (play), produced by Central Arkansas Library System, 2000.

Classics Illustrated: A Cultural History, with Illustrations, McFarland and Co. (Jefferson, NC), 2002.

(Editor and contributor) Robert Louis Stevenson Reconsidered: New Critical Perspectives, McFarland and Co. (Jefferson, NC), 2003.

(Under name Bill Jones) Arkansas Alive (play), produced by Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 2003.

(Under name Bill Jones) Lost in Darkness and Distance: A Readers' Theatre Adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (play), produced by Central Arkansas Library System.

Contributor to periodicals, including Public Historian, Little Rock Monthly, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Arkansas Times, TYA Today, Classics Collector, and law journals.

WORK IN PROGRESS: A biography of "anti-comics crusader" Fredric Wertham, for McFarland and Co. (Jefferson, NC), completion expected in 2005.