(Photo:   The Lion's Roar Yearbook, 1969 edition)

Anthi (Karagianis) Poulos Jones, 69

(Reference:  Published in the Washington Post, 14 February 2004, Page B06)
Anthi Poulos Jones Legislative Aide, Scholar-in-Residence

Anthi Poulos Jones, 57, a former Capitol Hill legislative assistant and scholar-in-residence at the Law Library of Congress, died Feb. 6 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda of complications from a genetic blood disorder. She lived in Potomac.

Mrs. Jones settled in the Washington area in 1969 and worked as a legislative assistant and staff lawyer for then-Sens. Thomas J. McIntyre (D-N.H.), Charles McC. Mathias Jr. (R-Md.), John H. Glenn Jr. (D-Ohio) and George H. "Hank" Brown (R-Colo.).

She worked for Rep. Scott McInnis (R-Colo.) in the 1990s before being appointed scholar- in-residence at the Law Library of Congress. There, she studied war crimes and reparations for property looted in wartime. Illness forced her to leave her library job in 2001.

Mrs. Jones was born in Greece and raised in Laconia, N.H. She was a graduate of Windham College in Vermont and received master's degrees in Russian Studies and Law at American University. She also was a 1984 graduate of American's law school.

She did additional studies in international law at Georgetown University and the Hague Academy of International Law in the Netherlands.

She was the founder and chairwoman of the Committee on World War II Art Claims and the U.S. Committee on the Parthenon, both non-profit research organizations.

She advocated the return to Greece of the ancient statues removed from the Parthenon and taken to England in the early 19th century.

Her memberships included St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Washington and the 116 Club, a lunch group on Capitol Hill.

Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Wiley Newell Jones of Potomac; two daughters, Helleni Donovan of Burke and Catherine Jones of Potomac; her father and stepmother, Peter S. Karagianis and Lydia Karagianis of Laconia; a brother; and a grandson.

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