Ferdinand Schureman Schenck Edit Profile
He studied medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, graduating in 1814.
He commenced practice at Six Mile Run, New Jersey (now Franklin Township, Somerset County, New Jersey). He was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses, serving in office from March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837, but was not a candidate for renomination. After leaving Congress, he served as a trustee of Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey 1841-1861.
He was an unsuccessful Republican candidate for the New Jersey Senate in 1856. He continued the practice of medicine and died in Camden, New Jersey in 1860. He was buried in a private cemetery at Pleasant Plains, New Jersey.
Schenck was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly 1829-1831. In addition, he was a member of the New Jersey constitutional convention in 1844 and judge of the New Jersey Court of Errors and Appeals 1845-1857.