Personal papers of James T. Jennings, Sr.
This collection consists of a single unpublished manuscript autobiography written by James T. Jennings, Sr. It catalogues his personal family history, childhood memories, farming exploits, education, and life as a lawyer and later a judge in Kansas City, Missouri. Some scanned copies of photographs are included on the pages as well as handwritten annotations.
- 1953 - 1959
- Jennings, James T., 1877-1960 (Author, Person)
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Biography of James T. Jennings, Sr.
James Thomas Jennings, Sr. was born April 9, 1877 to parents Timothy and Adaline in Appanoose County, Iowa. The family moved to Lincoln County, Kansas, where Jennings took over the family farm after his father fell ill. He went to college in Nickerson, Reno County before attending the University of Kansas School of Law from 1906-1908.
Upon graduating, Jennings moved to Kansas City, Missouri and practiced law, later becoming a magistrate judge for Jackson County. He married and had two children, a son and a daughter. James T. Jennings died at age 83 in 1960 in a car accident.
.25 Linear Feet (1 document case)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, University of Kansas Endowment, 2015.
- Guide to the James T. Jennings, Sr. Collection
- Personal papers of James T. Jennings, Sr.
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- Finding aid written in English
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- Preferred citation
Personal papers of James T. Jennings, PP 577, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas