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Lemuel JENKINS

(1789-1862)

JENKINS, Lemuel, a Representative from New York; born in Bloomingburg, Sullivan County, N.Y., October 20, 1789; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the Sullivan County bar in October 1815 and practiced in Bloomingburg, N.Y.; master in chancery; the first district attorney of Sullivan County and served from June 1818 to March 1819; elected as a Crawford Republicans to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1825); moved to Albany, N.Y., and resumed the practice of law; died in Albany, N.Y., August 18, 1862; interment in Albany Rural Cemetery.

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

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