1898 silk ribbon, Democrat George Jenks for Pennsylvania Governor

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Nice ribbon promoting the campaign of Democrat George A. Jenks for Pennsylvania Governor

The local newspaper said of the convention “I never saw an affair so grossly mismanaged as was the Altoona convention. There was no system, no head…One prominent newspaper man who had been attending conventions for thirty years said this one was the worst he ever saw.”

      HON. GEO. A. JENKS
             ALTOONA, PA.,
            JUNE 29, ‘98

Jenks won the Democratic nomination but finished second to the Republican candidate William A. Stone in the November gubernatorial election.

Small holes at top where pinned. Small scrapes. Discoloration.

8 ¼” x 2 ¼”


George Augustus Jenks (1836 –1908) was a politician from Pennsylvania and Solicitor General.

He served as a Congressman for Pennsylvania from 1875 to 1877, in the 44th Congress. He served as chairman of the United States House Committee on Invalid Pensions during the Forty-fourth Congress. He was also one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1876 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against William W. Belknap, ex-Secretary of War.

... He was later selected as U.S. Assistant Secretary of Interior; a position which he held from 1885 to 1886.

From 1886 to 1889 Jenks served as United States Solicitor General, during President Grover Cleveland’s first term. He was the Democratic nominee for governorship of Pennsylvania in 1898, as well as the Democratic senatorial nominee in 1899 during the Quay deadlock.