Jacob Michael Kunkel

Jacob Michael Kunkel (July 13, 1822 – April 7, 1870) was a US Representative from Maryland.

Jacob Michael Kunkel

Born in Frederick, Maryland, Kunkel attended the Frederick Academy for Boys and graduated from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1843. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and began to practice in Frederick in 1846. He went on to serve in the Maryland Senate from 1850 to 1856.

Kunkel was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1861).

Afterward, he resumed the practice of law in his native city. He served as delegate to the Loyalist Convention in Philadelphia in 1866. He died in Frederick, Maryland.


  • United States Congress. "Jacob Michael Kunkel (id: K000339)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry William Hoffman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
Francis Thomas

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