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Thomas Allen Jenckes

Thomas Allen Jenckes, American congressman. member United States House of Representatives from Rhode Island, 38th-41st congresses, 1863-1871.

Background

  • Jenckes, Thomas Allen was born on November 2, 1818 in Cumberland, Rhode Island, United States. Son of Thomas B. and Abigail W. (Allen) Jenckes.

  • Education

    • Graduate Brown U., 1838, honorary Doctor of Laws, 1873.

    Career

    • Admitted to Rhode Island bar, 1840. Secretary Rhode Island “Landholder’s Convention,” 1841, Rhode Island Constitutional Convention, 1842, Rhode Island, Gov’s Council, 1842. Member United States House of Representatives from Rhode Island, 38th-41st congresses, 1863-1871.

      Initiated competitive examinations for admission to the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. A prosecuting attorney in Credit Mobilier investigation.

    Membership

    Member United States House of Representatives from Rhode Island, 38th-41st congresses, 1863-1871.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Fuller, 1842, 7 children.
    • father: Thomas B. Jenckes
    • mother: Abigail W. (Allen) Jenckes
    • spouse: Mary Fuller
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    Died November 4, 1875
    (aged 57)
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