Ben Jones

Ben Lewis Jones is an American actor, politician, playwright and essayist, best known for his role as Cooter Davenport in 'The Dukes of Hazzard'. Jones also served for four years in the United States House of Representatives from January 1989 to January 3, 1993. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Ben Jones has 63 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1988 Call-In as a Democratic Representative for Georgia's 4th district. The year with the most videos was 1991 with 21 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2015 with an average of 1,051 views per program. Most appearances with Newt Gingrich (2), Ted Kennedy (2), Bob Michel (2). Most common tags: Commercials, Governor, Georgia.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 2007 - Present Actor Videos: 2


U.S. Representative, D-GA 4th January 3, 1989 - January 3, 1993 Videos: 61

Recent Appearances

  • Race Relations Town Hall

    Race Relations Town Hall

    WUSA9-TV correspondent Bruce Johnson hosted a town hall on the state of race relations in the United States with invited panelists and…

  • Edwards Campaign Event

    Edwards Campaign Event

    Democratic presidential candidate former Senator John Edwards held a town hall meeting at New Hampshire Community Technical College with…

  • Campaign Almanac

    Campaign Almanac

    Texas gubernatorial campaign coverage included background information on the state and candidates, the issues, and the…

  • Campaign Almanac

    Campaign Almanac

    Maryland gubernatorial and Georgia gubernatorial and congressional campaigns coverage included background on the states and…

  • Georgia Congressional Campaign Speech

    Georgia Congressional Campaign Speech

    Former two-term Democratic Rep. Jones is challenging Republican whip Newt Gingrich for the Sixth District seat in Georgia.…

  • House Session

    House Session

    HR 5678: A bill to make appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, and the judiciary. HR 5192: A…

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Historical Member of Congress Record

Former Ideology Rankings Past Elections

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