Ferdinand Schureman SCHENCK, Congress, NJ (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.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present