Jenkin Whiteside

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Jenkin Whiteside
United States Senator
from Tennessee
In office
April 11, 1809 – October 8, 1811
Preceded byDaniel Smith (surveyor)
Succeeded byGeorge W. Campbell
Personal details
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
DiedSeptember 25, 1822 (aged 49–50)
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Political partyDemocratic-Republican

Jenkin Whiteside (1772 – September 25, 1822) was an attorney who served as a United States Senator from Tennessee.


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.[1] 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.

He was succeeded as senator by George W. Campbell. In 1821, he died and was buried in Nashville.


  • United States Congress. "Jenkin Whiteside (id: W000411)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  1. ^ "Thomas Whiteside". Geni. Retrieved September 20, 2015.
    - "Thomas Whiteside". Retrieved September 20, 2015.
    - "Descendants of Thomas Whiteside". Retrieved September 20, 2015.
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Daniel Smith
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Tennessee
Served alongside: Joseph Anderson
Succeeded by
George W. Campbell