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Kensey JOHNS, Jr.

(1791-1857)

JOHNS, Kensey, Jr., a Representative from Delaware; born in New Castle, New Castle County, Del., December 10, 1791; pursued classical studies and was graduated from Princeton College in 1810; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1813 and commenced practice in New Castle; elected as an Adams to the Twentieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Louis McLane; reelected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress and served from October 2, 1827, to March 3, 1831; was not a candidate for renomination in 1830 to the Twenty-second Congress; appointed chancellor of Delaware in 1832 and served until his death in New Castle, Del., on March 28, 1857; interment in the Presbyterian Cemetery.

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

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