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Ebenezer Jenckes PENNIMAN

(1804-1890)

PENNIMAN, Ebenezer Jenckes, a Representative from Michigan; born in Lansingburgh, Rensselaer County, N.Y., January 11, 1804; attended the common schools; apprenticed as a printer; moved to New York City in 1822 and to Orwell, Addison County, Vt., where he engaged in business as a dry-goods merchant; moved to Plymouth, Mich., in 1840 and again engaged as a dry-goods merchant; supervisor of Plymouth Township, Wayne County; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); was not a candidate for renomination in 1852; resumed mercantile pursuits until 1871 when he engaged in banking and served as president of the First National Bank of Plymouth; member of the convention that met under the oaks at Jackson, Mich., July 6, 1854, at the organization of the Republican Party in Michigan; died in Plymouth, Mich., April 12, 1890; interment in Riverside Cemetery.

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

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