Robert Jenkins (politician, 1769)

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Robert Jenkins (born July 10, 1769 in Windsor Forges , Lancaster County , Province of Pennsylvania , †  April 18, 1848 ibid) was an American politician . Between 1807 and 1811 he represented the state of Pennsylvania in the US House of Representatives .


Robert Jenkins attended the public schools in his home country and then the Select School of Dr. Robert Smith of Pequea . He later worked in Caernarvon as the manager of an iron smelter. In 1794 he was involved in the suppression of the Whiskey Rebellion . At the same time he embarked on a political career as a member of the Federalist Party . He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1804 and 1805 .

In the 1806 congressional election , Jenkins was elected to the US House of Representatives in Washington, DC , in the third constituency of Pennsylvania , where he succeeded Isaac Anderson on March 4, 1807 . After re-election, he was able to complete two legislative terms in Congress until March 3, 1811 . After his time in the US House of Representatives, Robert Jenkins was no longer politically active. He died in Windsor Forges on April 18, 1848.

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predecessor Office successor
Isaac Anderson United States House of Representatives for Pennsylvania (3rd constituency)
with Matthias Richards and John Hiester
March 4, 1807 - March 3, 1811
Roger Davis