TENER, John Kinley

TENER, John Kinley
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1863–1946

Biography

TENER, John Kinley, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in County Tyrone, Ireland, July 25, 1863; immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled in Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1872; attended the public and high schools; was employed by manufacturing firms and corporations in and about Pittsburgh; engaged as a professional baseball player 1885-1890; entered the banking business in Charleroi, Pa., in 1901, serving as cashier and later as president of the First National Bank; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first Congress and served from March 4, 1909, to January 16, 1911, when he resigned, having been elected Governor; Governor of Pennsylvania 1911-1915; president of the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs 1914-1918; elected as director of the Philadelphia National League Baseball Club in 1931; engaged in the insurance business until his death; died in Pittsburgh Pa., May 19, 1946; interment in Homewood Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA
Papers: In the Tener Family Papers 1844-1949, 0 .75 linear foot. Persons represented include John K. Tener.

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc.

Cooperstown, NY
Papers: 1888, 1 letter. A letter from John K. Tener to Steve Tener written on October 9, 1888. In the letter, John Tener describes the events surrounding a baseball game that will be played the next day. John Tener also writes that A.G. Spalding has made him secretary and treasurer for the trip.

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Division of Archives and Manuscripts

Harrisburg, PA
Papers: In the Pennsylvania Commission for the Investigation and Control of the Chestnut Tree Blight Disease in Pennsylvania General Correspondence, 1908-1914, 0.1 cubic foot. Correspondents include John K. Tener.

Pennsylvania State University Libraries
University Archives/Penn State Room

University Park, PA
Papers: 1914, leaf. A letter from John K. Tener to Dr. Edwin E. Sparks written on May 8, 1914. In the letter, Pennsylvania governor John K. Tener writes to Penn State president Edwin E. Sparks from the Executive Chamber at the Pennsylvania State Capitol about a visit to the college for a speech.
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