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Robert Jenkins (Pennsylvania)

Robert Jenkins (July 10, 1769-April 18, 1848) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Robert Jenkins was born in Windsor Forges, Pennsylvania. He attended the common schools and the select school of Dr. Robert Smith of Pequea. He was an ironmaster in Caernarvon Township, and a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1804 and 1805.

Jenkins was elected as a Federalist to the Tenth and Eleventh Congresses. He was a member of a Group of Horse, and took an active part in suppressing the Whisky Insurrection in Pennsylvania. He died in Windsor Forges in 1848. Interment in the Caernarvon Presbyterian Churchyard in Churchtown, Pennsylvania.


  • Robert Jenkins (Pennsylvania) at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
Preceded by
Isaac Anderson
John Whitehill
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district

1807-1809 alongside: John Hiester and Matthias Richards
1809-1811 alongside: Daniel Hiester and Matthias Richards
Succeeded by
Roger Davis
John M. Hyneman
Joseph Lefever
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