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Daniel Laurens BARRINGER

(1788-1852)

BARRINGER, Daniel Laurens, (uncle of Daniel Moreau Barringer), a Representative from North Carolina; born at “Poplar Grove,” Cabarrus County, N.C., October 1, 1788; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Raleigh, Wake County, N.C.; member of the State house of commons in 1813, 1814, and 1819-1822; elected as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Willie P. Mangum; reelected to the Twentieth and to the two succeeding Congresses; reelected as an Anti-Jacksonian candidate to the Twenty-third Congress and served from December 4, 1826, to March 3, 1835; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1834 to the Twenty-fourth Congress; moved to Bedford County, Tenn., about 1830 and settled in Shelbyville, where he continued the practice of law; member and speaker of the State house of representatives 1843-1845; presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1844; died in Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tenn., October 16, 1852; interment in Willow Mount Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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