Mayor Sam Jones, who calls himself a Navy Brat, was born in Virginia where his family was stationed at the time. His love for the military pushed him to join the Marine Corps in 1949. After settling down in Thibodaux, he went into the Oil Field Business as a consultant. He even opened a Funeral Home Business and had one of the first 'cremating' labs in the area. He was even named the 25th King of Chronos in 1979.