The Road to Civil War

Jacob M. Kunkel

(July 13, 1822 — April 7, 1870) Jacob Michael Kunkel, a Representative from Maryland; born in Frederick, Frederick County, Md., July 13, 1822; attended the Frederick Academy for Boys and was graduated from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1843; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Frederick in 1846; served in the State senate 1850-1856; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); resumed the practice of law in his native city; delegate to the Loyalist Convention in Philadelphia in 1866; died in Frederick, Md., April 7, 1870; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Md. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at]

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