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JENNINGS, John, Jr. (1880-1956)

JENNINGS, JOHN, JR., A Representative from Tennessee; born in Jacksboro, Campbell County, Tenn., June 6, 1880; attended the public schools and American Temperance University, Harriman, Tenn.; was graduated from U.S. Grant University, Athens, Tenn., in 1906; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1903 and commenced practice in Jellico, Campbell County, Tenn.; served as county superintendent of public instruction, Campbell County, Tenn., in 1903 and 1904; county attorney of Campbell County 1911-1918; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1912, 1936, and 1944; special assistant to the Attorney General of the United States in 1918 and 1919; served as judge of the second chancery division of Tennessee from September 1, 1918, until his resignation July 1, 1923; moved to Knoxville, Tenn., in 1923 and continued the practice of law; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of J. Will Taylor; reelected to the Seventy-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from December 30, 1939, to January 3, 1951; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Knoxville, Tenn., February 27, 1956; interment in Highland Memorial Cemetery.

East Tennessee State University
Archives of Appalachia
Johnson City, TN
Papers: In the papers of Joe Jennings, 1802-1967, 93 linear feet.
Subjects include John Jennings, Jr.


University of Tennessee Libraries
Special Collections
Knoxville, TN
Papers: 1901-1960, 13 1/2 feet (ca. 18,070 items).
Collection includes correspondence, speeches, newsletters, bills, and other papers relating to his political career. Unpublished guide in library.

Papers: 1940-1950, 1.5 linear feet.
Collection includes correspondence, speeches, election materials, and newspaper clippings documenting Jennings' political career.

Papers: 1898-1950, 3 linear feet.
Collection includes scrapbooks, invitations, programs, newspaper clippings, photographs, and ephemera documenting Jennings' career.

Papers: 1939-1950, 6 linear feet.
Collection includes correspondence, radio speeches, speeches, bills, claims, committee papers, notebooks, newsletters, and scrapbooks documenting Jennings' political career.