JENKS, Arthur Byron, (1866 - 1947)


Arthur B. Jenks congressional campaign card (detail), 1938-1942, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

JENKS, Arthur Byron, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in West Dennis, Barnstable County, Mass., October 15, 1866; attended the public schools; employed as a shoe worker in 1881; engaged in the shoe manufacturing business at Manchester, N.H., 1902-1930; also became engaged in the banking business in 1917 at Manchester, N.H.; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1936 and 1940; presented his credentials as a Republican Member-elect to the Seventy-fifth Congress and served from January 3, 1937, until June 9, 1938, when he was succeeded by Alphonse Roy, who contested his election; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and Seventy-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1942; resumed the banking business in Manchester, N.H., until his death there on December 14, 1947; interment in Pine Grove Cemetery.