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Thomas Albert JENKINS

(1880-1959)

JENKINS, Thomas Albert, a Representative from Ohio; born at Oak Hill, Jackson County, Ohio, October 28, 1880; attended the grade and high schools; was graduated from Providence University, Oak Hill, Ohio, in 1901 and from the law department of the Ohio State University at Columbus in 1907; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Ironton, Ohio; prosecuting attorney of Lawrence County, Ohio, 1916-1920; served in the State senate in 1923 and 1924; delegate to the Republican State conventions in 1920 and 1924; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth and to the sixteen succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1925-January 3, 1959); was not a candidate for renomination in 1958; died in Worthington, Ohio, December 21, 1959; interment in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Ohio.

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

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