George Augustus Jenks (March 25, 1836 – February 10, 1908) was a politician from Pennsylvania and Solicitor General. Jenks was born in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania on March 25, 1836. He graduated from Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania (now Washington & Jefferson College) in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1858. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. Two years later he married Mary A. Mabon, and they had one daughter, Emma Jenks (1862-1926), who married Benjamin F. Shively. Jenks first worked as a lawyer before beginning a career as a judge and politician. He served as a Congressman for Pennsylvania from 1875 to 1877, in the 44th Congress. He served as chairman of the United States House Committee on Invalid Pensions during the Forty-fourth Congress. He was also one of the managers appoin

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  • George Augustus Jenks (March 25, 1836 – February 10, 1908) was a politician from Pennsylvania and Solicitor General. Jenks was born in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania on March 25, 1836. He graduated from Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania (now Washington & Jefferson College) in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1858. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. Two years later he married Mary A. Mabon, and they had one daughter, Emma Jenks (1862-1926), who married Benjamin F. Shively. Jenks first worked as a lawyer before beginning a career as a judge and politician. He served as a Congressman for Pennsylvania from 1875 to 1877, in the 44th Congress. He served as chairman of the United States House Committee on Invalid Pensions during the Forty-fourth Congress. He was also one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1876 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against William W. Belknap, ex-Secretary of War. Following his tenure in Congress, Jenks was nominated by the Democrats for judge of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in 1880. He was defeated by Henry Green, of Easton, PA. He was later selected as U.S. Assistant Secretary of Interior; a position which he held from 1885 to 1886. From 1886 to 1889 Jenks served as United States Solicitor General, during President Grover Cleveland’s first term. He was the Democratic nominee for governorship of Pennsylvania in 1898, as well as the Democratic senatorial nominee in 1899 during the Quay deadlock. Jenks died February 10, 1908 at his home in Brookville, Pennsylvania. This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Office of the Solicitor General. (en)
  • George Augustus Jenks (* 25. März 1836 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania; † 10. Februar 1908 in Brookville, Pennsylvania) war ein US-amerikanischer Jurist und Politiker (Demokratische Partei), der von 1886 bis 1889 als United States Solicitor General amtierte. George Jenks machte 1858 seinen Abschluss am Jefferson College in Canonsburg. Danach studierte er die Rechtswissenschaften, wurde in die Anwaltskammer aufgenommen und begann in Brookville als Jurist zu praktizieren, ehe er eine politische Laufbahn einschlug. Von 1875 bis 1877 gehörte er als Vertreter des 25. Kongresswahlbezirks von Pennsylvania dem US-Repräsentantenhaus an. In dieser Zeit führte er den Vorsitz im Ausschuss für Invalidenrenten und war am erfolgreichen Amtsenthebungsverfahren gegen Kriegsminister William W. Belknap beteiligt. Nach seiner Zeit im Kongress konzentrierte sich Jenks zunächst wieder auf seine juristische Tätigkeit. Seine Kandidatur für einen Sitz am Obersten Gerichtshof von Pennsylvania schlug 1880 jedoch fehl. Von 1885 bis 1886 war er dann stellvertretender US-Innenminister, ehe er 1886 das Amt des Solicitor General übernahm. Er blieb oberster Bevollmächtigter der Bundesregierung vor Gericht bis 1889. Danach scheiterten Kandidaturen als Gouverneur von Pennsylvania 1898 und als US-Senator im Jahr darauf. (de)
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  • George Augustus Jenks (March 25, 1836 – February 10, 1908) was a politician from Pennsylvania and Solicitor General. Jenks was born in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania on March 25, 1836. He graduated from Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania (now Washington & Jefferson College) in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1858. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. Two years later he married Mary A. Mabon, and they had one daughter, Emma Jenks (1862-1926), who married Benjamin F. Shively. Jenks first worked as a lawyer before beginning a career as a judge and politician. He served as a Congressman for Pennsylvania from 1875 to 1877, in the 44th Congress. He served as chairman of the United States House Committee on Invalid Pensions during the Forty-fourth Congress. He was also one of the managers appoin (en)
  • George Augustus Jenks (* 25. März 1836 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania; † 10. Februar 1908 in Brookville, Pennsylvania) war ein US-amerikanischer Jurist und Politiker (Demokratische Partei), der von 1886 bis 1889 als United States Solicitor General amtierte. (de)
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