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Daniel JENIFER

(1791-1855)

JENIFER, Daniel, (nephew of Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer), a Representative from Maryland; born in Charles County, Md., April 15, 1791; completed preparatory studies; studied law; served in the State house of delegates; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-second Congress (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1833); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1832 to the Twenty-third Congress; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1841); appointed Minister to Austria on August 27, 1841, and served until July 7, 1845; register of wills for Charles County 1846-1851; died in Mulberry Grove, near Port Tobacco, Md., December 18, 1855; interment on a farm, “Charleston,” in the southern part of Charles County, Md.

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

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