Voorhees, Daniel Wolsey

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Full name
Daniel Wolsey Voorhees
Place of Birth
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Gender
Male
Race
White
Origins
Free State
Family
Stephen Pieter Voorhees (father), Rachel Elliot (mother)
Education
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Other Education
De Pauw University
Occupation
Politician
Attorney or Judge
Political Parties
Democratic
Government
US Senate
US House of Representatives
Local government

Daniel Wolsey Voorhees (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
VOORHEES, Daniel Wolsey,  (father of Charles Stewart Voorhees), a Representative and a Senator from Indiana; born in Liberty Township, Butler County, Ohio, September 26, 1827; moved with his parents to Indiana in early childhood; attended the common schools of Veedersburg, Ind.; graduated from Indiana Asbury (now De Pauw) University at Greencastle in 1849; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1851 and commenced practice in Covington, Ind.; moved to Terre Haute and continued the practice of law; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress; United States district attorney for Indiana 1858-1861; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1865); presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Thirty-ninth Congress and served from March 4, 1865, to February 23, 1866, when he was succeeded by Henry D. Washburn, who contested the election; elected to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1873); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1872 to the Forty-third Congress; appointed and subsequently elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Oliver H.P.T. Morton; reelected in 1885 and again in 1891, and served from November 6, 1877, to March 3, 1897; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on the Library (Forty-sixth Congress), Committee on Finance (Fifty-third Congress); died in Washington, D.C., April 10, 1897; interment in Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Ind.
"Voorhees, Daniel Wolsey," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=V000116.
Chicago Style Entry Link
Jordan, Henry D. “Daniel Wolsey Voorhees.” Mississippi Valley Historical Review 6 (March 1920): 532-555. view record
Kenworthy, Leonard S. The Tall Sycamore of the Wabash: Daniel Wolsey Voorhees. Boston: Bruce Humphries, 1936. view record
How to Cite This Page: "Voorhees, Daniel Wolsey," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, https://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/index.php/node/6779.