Member Biography

Thomas Jenks 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1790-1791         Federalist
1791-1792         Federalist
1792-1793         Federalist
1793-1794         Federalist
1794-1795       2 Federalist
1795-1796       2 Federalist


12/09/1738 - 05/30/1799

Thomas Jenks (Federalist) Bucks 1790-1794 (Federalist2) Bucks, Chester and Montgomery Counties 1794-1796

Early Life:

Thomas Jenks, born December 9, 1738, Bucks County, Province of Pennsylvania, British Colonial America; son of Thomas and Mercy Wildman Jenks; married, Rebecca Richardson Jenks, 1762, children, Rachel Jenks, Mercy Jenks Carlille, Mary Jenks, Joseph Richardson Jenks, Thomas Jenks, Rebecca Fell, Doctor Phineas Jenks, Ruth Jenks Dickson; delegate, Constitutional Convention, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1789; elected, Federalist, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1790-1796, unsuccessful reelection, 1796; died, May 30, 1799 (aged 60), Bucks County, Pennsylvania; interment, Middletown Friends Cemetery, Langhorne, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Delegate, Constitutional Convention, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1789.

Elected, Federalist, original member, Pennsylvania State Senate, Bucks County, 1790-1794. 

Elected, Federalist, Pennsylvania State Senate, 2nd district, Bucks Chester and Montgomery Counties, 1794-1796; unsuccessful reelection, 1796.


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