Daniel Jenifer

Daniel Jenifer

Birth
Charles County, Maryland, USA
Death 18 Dec 1855 (aged 64)
Newburg, Charles County, Maryland, USA
Burial Newburg, Charles County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 21236807 · View Source
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Congressman, Diplomat. He studied law, became an attorney, and practiced in Maryland while also managing his family's estates and other business interests. He served in the State House of Delegates from 1817 to 1819 and again from 1829 to 1830. In 1830 he was elected to the US House of Representatives as an Anti-Jacksonian and served one term, 1831 to 1833. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1832, but in 1834 won election to the US House for the second time, serving three terms, 1835 to 1841, and joining the Whig party. In August 1841 President Tyler appointed Jenifer US Minister to Austria, and he served until 1845. Upon returning to his estate "Charleston" in 1846 he was appointed Charles County Register of Wills, an office he held until 1851. Jenifer died at a Port Tobacco estate called Mulberry Grove and was buried in the family cemetery at Charleston. Daniel Jenifer was the nephew of Continental Congressman Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer (1723-1790), and the son in law of Congressman John Campbell (1765-1828).

Bio by: Bill McKern


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  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 29 Aug 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 21236807
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Jenifer (15 Apr 1791–18 Dec 1855), Find a Grave Memorial no. 21236807, citing Jenifer Family Cemetery (Charleston Estate), Newburg, Charles County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .