SCHENCK, Ferdinand Schureman (1790-1860)

SCHENCK, FERDINAND SCHUREMAN, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Millstone, Somerset County, N.J., February 11, 1790; completed preparatory studies; studied medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New York, graduating in 1814; commenced practice at Six-Mile Run (now Franklin Park), N.J.; member of the State general assembly 1829-1831; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1837); was not a candidate for renomination; trustee of Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N.J., 1841-1861; member of the State constitutional convention in 1844; judge of the State court of errors and appeals 1845-1857; unsuccessful Republican candidate for the State senate in 1856; continued the practice of medicine; died in Camden, N.J., May 16, 1860; interment in a private cemetery at Pleasant Plains (near Franklin Park), N.J.

Rutgers University
Alexander Library Department of Special Collections and Archives
New Brunswick, NJ
Papers: 1731-1879. 5 cubic feet.
Correspondence, legislative material from his service in New Jersey Assembly and U.S. Congress, speeches, notes on cases heard as a judge, financial documents and notes related to his medical practice, notes (1846) on Rutgers College funds, family papers, genealogical notes, clippings, and photographs. Finding aid in repository.

Papers: In the Charles Lanman Letters Received, 1858-1868, 2 cubic feet.
Correspondents include Ferdinand S. Schenck.