Benjamin Franklin Junkin

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Benjamin F. Junkin
Benjamin F. Junkin (Pennsylvania Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 16th district
In office
March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861
Preceded byJohn Alexander Ahl
Succeeded byJoseph Bailey
Personal details
Born(1822-11-12)November 12, 1822
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
DiedOctober 9, 1908(1908-10-09) (aged 85)
New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican
Alma materLafayette College

Benjamin Franklin Junkin (November 12, 1822 – October 9, 1908) was a Republican United States Representative from Pennsylvania.

Biography[edit]

Benjamin F. Junkin was born near Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1844 and commenced practice in New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania. He served as district attorney for Perry County, Pennsylvania, from 1850 to 1853.

Junkin was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1860. He resumed the practice of his profession in New Bloomfield. He served as president judge of the ninth judicial district from 1871 to 1881. He was solicitor of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company from 1886 until his death in New Bloomfield in 1908. Interment in New Bloomfield Cemetery.

Sources[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Benjamin Franklin Junkin (id: J000281)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John A. Ahl
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district

1859–1861
Succeeded by
Joseph Bailey