Harvey C. Jones II, attorney, dies

Harvey C. Jones II, attorney, dies
Harvey C. Jones II was an attorney who had been legislative liaison director for Baltimore County government. (HANDOUT / Baltimore Sun)

Harvey C. Jones II, an attorney who had been legislative liaison director for Baltimore County government, died Monday of congestive heart failure at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 88.

The son of Harvey C. Jones Sr., an attorney, and Bertha Owens, a homemaker, Harvey Chester Jones II was born and raised in Baltimore.


After graduating from City College in 1944, he enlisted in the Army Air Forces. After the Japanese surrender, he was sent to Japan as a member of the occupation forces.

Discharged in 1947, he studied at Duke University on the GI Bill of Rights, receiving a bachelor's degree in history in 1951. He graduated summa cum laude, family members said.

While working as a salesman for Baltimore Paperboard Co., Mr. Jones attended law school at night at the University of Baltimore and received a law degree in 1961.

He married Jeanne Schmider in 1955, and together the couple opened HarLee Antiques in Cockeysville. They later divorced.

In the early 1960s, he established a general law practice in Towson, which he operated until retiring in 2000. His legal expertise included trusts and estates, real estate and lobbying.

In 1969, Baltimore County Executive Dale Anderson appointed him legislative liaison director, and he continued to serve under three subsequent executives: Theodore G. Venetoulis, Donald P. Hutchinson and Dennis F. Rasmussen. He also was a lawyer in the Baltimore County Office of Law for four years.

During the mid-1960s, he was part owner of the Squires Inn in Glyndon

He resided on Alabama Road in Towson for many years. Over the past 12 years, he and his wife of 48 years, the former Jeanne Morris, lived at Mercy Ridge.

He had been a communicant of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Towson and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He was an active member of the Baltimore Country Club and the Towson Elks Club. He enjoyed watching golf and collecting stamps and autographs.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Stella Maris Hospice, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Timonium.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Jones is survived by his son, Harvey C. Jones III; and two grandchildren.

— Frederick N. Rasmussen