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|United States Senator|
April 11, 1809 – October 8, 1811
|Preceded by||Daniel Smith (surveyor)|
|Succeeded by||George W. Campbell|
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
|Died||September 25, 1822 (aged 49–50)|
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Jenkin Whiteside was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His father, Thomas Whiteside (1742–1823), was born in County Tyrone in Ulster and settled in the Province of Pennsylvania. Jenkin Whiteside studied the law in Pennsylvania and was admitted to the bar there. Moving to Knoxville, Tennessee, he commenced practice there, and in 1801 and 1802 served as a Knoxville commissioner.
In 1809, he was elected by the Tennessee General Assembly to replace Daniel Smith, who had resigned from the United States Senate, serving until his own resignation on October 8, 1811, when he resumed the practice of law.
- United States Congress. "Jenkin Whiteside (id: W000411)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
| U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Tennessee
Served alongside: Joseph Anderson
George W. Campbell
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