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Thomas Allen Jenckes

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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