About Almet Francis Jenks
Almet Francis Jenks (May 21, 1853 - September 18, 1924) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.
He graduated from Yale University in 1875, where he was a member of Skull and Bones, and earned an Bachelor of Laws from Columbia University in 1877. He was a justice of the New York Supreme Court from 1896 to 1921, and was Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Dept. In 1916, he ran on the Democratic and Independence League tickets for Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals but was defeated by Republican/Progressive Frank H. Hiscock.
His son Almet Francis Jenks, Jr. (1892-1966) was author of The Huntsman at the Gate (1952) and The Second Chance (1959).