Benjamin Franklin Junkin
Benjamin F. Junkin
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Pennsylvania's 16th district
March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861
|Preceded by||John Alexander Ahl|
|Succeeded by||Joseph Bailey|
|Born||November 12, 1822|
|Died||October 9, 1908 (aged 85)|
New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania
|Alma mater||Lafayette College|
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.
- United States Congress. "Benjamin Franklin Junkin (id: J000281)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- The Political Graveyard
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John A. Ahl
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district
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