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Benjamin Franklin JUNKIN

(1822-1908)

JUNKIN, Benjamin Franklin, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa., November 12, 1822; attended private schools and was graduated from Lafayette College, Easton, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1844 and commenced practice in New Bloomfield, Pa.; district attorney for Perry County 1850-1853; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1860 to the Thirty-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of his profession in New Bloomfield; president judge of the ninth judicial district 1871-1881; solicitor of the Pennsylvania Railroad Co. from 1886 until his death in New Bloomfield, Perry County, Pa., October 9, 1908; interment in New Bloomfield Cemetery.

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

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