David Jennings (congressman)

David Jennings ( * 1787 in Readington, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, † 1834 in Baltimore, Maryland ) was an American politician. In the years 1825 and 1826, he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Neither the exact date of birth or the date of death of David Jennings have survived. He attended the common schools. In 1812 he moved to St. Clairsville, Ohio. After studying law and his 1813 was admitted as a lawyer, he started to work there in his new profession. Between 1815 and 1825 he was a prosecutor in Belmont County. He also held various local offices. Between 1819 and 1824 he sat in the Senate of Ohio. In the 1820s he joined the movement against the future President Andrew Jackson and became a member of the short-lived National Republican Party. He was a supporter of President John Quincy Adams.

In the congressional elections of 1824 Jennings was in the tenth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John Patterson on March 4, 1825. This mandate he held until his resignation on 25 May in 1826. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives David Jennings is no longer politically have appeared. He died in 1834 in Baltimore.