JENKS, Arthur Byron

JENKS, Arthur Byron
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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1866–1947

Biography

JENKS, Arthur Byron, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in West Dennis, Barnstable County, Mass., October 15, 1866; attended the public schools; employed as a shoe worker in 1881; engaged in the shoe manufacturing business at Manchester, N.H., 1902-1930; also became engaged in the banking business in 1917 at Manchester, N.H.; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1936 and 1940; presented his credentials as a Republican Member-elect to the Seventy-fifth Congress and served from January 3, 1937, until June 9, 1938, when he was succeeded by Alphonse Roy, who contested his election; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and Seventy-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1942; resumed the banking business in Manchester, N.H., until his death there on December 14, 1947; interment in Pine Grove Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

University of Indiana
Lilly Library

Bloomington, IN
Papers: In the papers of Louis Leon Ludlow, 1898-1948, 8,355 items. Correspondents include Arthur Byron Jenks.
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