Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Schenck, Robert Cumming

Schenck, Robert Cumming, a Representative from Ohio; born in Franklin, Ohio, October 4, 1809; attended the rural schools and was graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1827; became a professor in that university 1827-1829; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1833 and commenced practice in Dayton, Ohio; member of the State house of representatives 1839-1843; elected as a Whig to the Twenty eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1851); was not a candidate for renomination; Minister to Brazil and also accredited to Uruguay, Argentine Confederation, and Paraguay, 1851-1853; during the Civil War entered the Union Army May 17, 1861, and served as brigadier general of Volunteers; promoted to major general September 18, 1862, to date from August 30, 1862; resigned his commission in the Army on December 3, 1863, to take his seat in Congress; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1863, to January 5, 1871, when he resigned to accept a position in the diplomatic service; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1870 to the Forty-second Congress; Minister to Great Britain from December 1870 until March 1876, when he resigned; delegate to the Philadelphia Loyalist Convention in 1866; member of the Alabama Claims Commission in 1871; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., where he died March 23, 1890; interment in Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Schenck, Robert Cumming," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1782 Original Sources, accessed July 14, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3VT2HA7CGPM2EXA.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Schenck, Robert Cumming." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1782, Original Sources. 14 Jul. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3VT2HA7CGPM2EXA.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Schenck, Robert Cumming' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1782. Original Sources, retrieved 14 July 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3VT2HA7CGPM2EXA.