Hugh Richard Jones (March 19, 1914, New Hartford, Oneida County, New York – March 3, 2001, Utica, Oneida Co., NY) was an American lawyer and politician.
He graduated from Hamilton College in 1935, and then taught mathematics at the American University in Cairo. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1939, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in Utica. He married Jean McMillen, and they had five children.
During World War II, he served in the United States Navy, and was awarded a Bronze Star Medal with Combat V. After the war, he resumed his law practice in Utica.
He served on the New York State Board of Social Welfare, and was appointed Chairman by Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller in 1964. In 1972, he was President of the New York State Bar Association.
In 1972, he was elected on the Republican and Conservative tickets to the New York Court of Appeals. He retired from the Court of Appeals at the end of 1984 when he reached the constitutional age limit of 70