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Michael Hutchinson JENKS

(1795-1867)

JENKS, Michael Hutchinson, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born at Bridgetown Mills, Bucks County, near Middletown, Pa., May 21, 1795; pursued an academic course; engaged in agricultural pursuits; commissioner of Bucks County 1830-1833; treasurer 1833-1835; moved to Newtown, Pa., in 1837; associate judge of the court of common pleas of Bucks County 1838-1843; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress; engaged in the real estate business and as general business agent 1845-1865; chief burgess of Newtown 1848-1853; died in Newtown, Bucks County, Pa., on October 16, 1867; interment in the Newtown Friends Meeting Cemetery.

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

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