Jenkin Whiteside

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Jenkin Whiteside
United States Senator
from Tennessee
In office
April 11, 1809 – October 8, 1811
Preceded by Daniel Smith (surveyor)
Succeeded by George W. Campbell
Personal details
Born 1772
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Died September 25, 1822 (aged 49–50)
Nashville, Tennessee
Political party Democratic-Republican

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


Whiteside was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania he studied the law 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, resuming the practice of law.

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


United States Senate
Preceded by
Daniel Smith
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Tennessee
Served alongside: Joseph Anderson
Succeeded by
George W. Campbell