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JENKINS, William Lewis, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Detroit, Wayne County,
Mich., November 29, 1936; graduated from Rogersville High School, Rogersville,
Tenn., 1954; B.B.A., Tennessee Technical, Cookville, Tenn., 1957; United States
Army, 1960-1962; J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville,
Tenn., 1961; lawyer, private practice; farmer; energy advisor to Governor Lamar
Alexander; member of the Tennessee state general assembly, 1962-1971, speaker,
1969-1971; Tennessee Valley Authority board member, 1971-1978; delegate to the
Republican National Convention, 1988; Tennessee state circuit court judge,
1990-1996; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fifth and to the four
succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1997-January 3, 2007); not a candidate for
reelection to the One Hundred Tenth Congress in 2006.