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Eli Jones HENKLE

(1828-1893)

HENKLE, Eli Jones, a Representative from Maryland; born in Westminster, Carroll County, Md., November 24, 1828; completed an academic course; taught school in Anne Arundel County; studied medicine and was graduated from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1850; practiced his profession in Brooklyn, Md.; trustee and professor, Maryland Agricultural College at College Park; member of the State house of delegates in 1863; member of the State constitutional convention in 1864; served in the State senate in 1867, 1868, and 1870; again a member of the State house of delegates 1872-1875; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1872; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth, Forty-fifth, and Forty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1881); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1880 to the Forty-seventh Congress; moved to Chicago, Ill., in 1889, and later returned to Baltimore, Md., where he died November 1, 1893; interment in Druid Ridge Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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