Thomas Albert Jenkins
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Ohio's 10th district
March 4, 1925 - January 3, 1959
|Israel M. Foster|
|Walter H. Moeller|
|Member of the Ohio Senate|
|Born||October 28, 1880|
Oak Hill, Ohio
|Died||December 21, 1959 (aged 79)|
|Resting place||Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Ohio|
|Alma mater||Ohio State University College of Law|
Thomas Albert Jenkins (October 28, 1880 – December 21, 1959) was a member of the Ohio state senate and a long-serving U.S. Representative from Ohio's 10th District (from 1925 to 1959). He was born in Oak Hill, Jackson County, Ohio.
Jenkins graduated from Providence College, Oak Hill, Ohio, in 1901 and received a law degree from Ohio State University at Columbus in 1907. He was admitted to the bar that same year and commenced practice in Ironton, Ohio. He was prosecuting attorney of Lawrence County, Ohio, from 1916 to 1920. In 1923 and 1924, Jenkins served in the Ohio Senate and was a delegate to the Republican State convention in 1920 and 1924. He was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth and to the sixteen succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1925 – January 3, 1959). Jenkins was a delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio in 1940, 1944. In 1947, he served on the Herter Committee. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1958. Jenkins voted in favor of the Civil Rights Act of 1957.
Jenkins died in 1959 and was interred at Woodland Cemetery, in Ironton, Ohio.