|United States Senator
April 11, 1809 – October 8, 1811
|Preceded by||Daniel Smith (surveyor)|
|Succeeded by||George W. Campbell|
|Died||September 25, 1822 (aged 49–50)
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, resuming the practice of law.
|United States Senate|
|U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Tennessee
Served alongside: Joseph Anderson
George W. Campbell
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