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Jenkin WHITESIDE

(1772-1822)
Senate Years of Service:
1809-1811
Party:
Democratic Republican

WHITESIDE, Jenkin, a Senator from Tennessee; born in Lancaster, Pa., in 1772; pursued preparatory studies; studied law and was admitted to the bar; moved to Tennessee and commenced practice in Knoxville; one of the commissioners of Knoxville in 1801 and 1802; elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate in 1809 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Daniel Smith; reelected the same year and served from April 11, 1809, to October 8, 1811, when he resigned; resumed the practice of law; died in Nashville, Tenn., September 25, 1822; interment was probably in the Old Cemetery west of the Nashville sulphur spring.

Bibliography

McKellar, Kenneth. “Jenkin Whiteside,” in Tennessee Senators as Seen by One of Their Successors. Kingsport, Tenn.: Southern Publishers, Inc., 1942, 121-128.

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

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