Jonas Kendall

Jonas Kendall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1819  March 3, 1821
Preceded by Solomon Strong
Succeeded by Lewis Bigelow
Personal details
Born (1757-10-17)October 17, 1757
Leominster, Massachusetts
Died October 22, 1844(1844-10-22) (aged 87)
Leominster, Massachusetts
Political party Federalist
Occupation Paper manufacturer

Jonas Kendall (October 17, 1757 – October 22, 1844) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, father of Joseph Gowing Kendall.

Born in Leominster, Massachusetts, Kendall pursued an academic course. He engaged in the manufacture of paper in Leominster, Massachusetts, in 1796. He served as a member of the State house of representatives in 1800, 1801 from 1803 to 1807, and 1821. He served in the State senate 1808–1811. He served as a member of the school board in 1803, 1811, and 1814. He served as a member of the executive council in 1822. He served as a presidential elector on the Federalist ticket in 1816.

Kendall was elected as a Federalist to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1820 to the Seventeenth Congress. He resumed the manufacture of paper. He died in Leominster, Massachusetts, October 22, 1844. He was interred in Evergreen Cemetery.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Solomon Strong
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 12th congressional district

March 3, 1819 – March 3, 1821
Succeeded by
Lewis Bigelow
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