05/03/1781 - 08/06/1851

JENKS, Dr. Phineas, a Representative from Bucks County; born, May 3, 1781 in Middletown, Bucks County, Pa.; studied medicine, Dr. Benjamin Rush; M.D., University of Pennsylvania; paymaster, 32nd Regiment, Pennsylvania Militia (War of 1812); physician; unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1812); elected as a Federalist to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1815-1816, 1816-1817, 1817-1818, 1818-1819 and 1819-1820 terms; unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Senate (1824); elected, vice president and delegate, National Republican Convention (1832); elected, delegate, Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention (1837-1838); died, August 6, 1851 in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; interred, Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church Cemetery, Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. 

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