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Daniel Moreau BARRINGER

(1806-1873)

BARRINGER, Daniel Moreau, (nephew of Daniel Laurens Barringer), a Representative from North Carolina; born at “Poplar Grove,” near Concord, Cabarrus County, N.C., July 30, 1806; was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1826; studied law in Hillsboro; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Concord, N.C., in 1829; member of the State house of commons 1829-1834, 1840, and 1842; member of the State constitutional convention in 1835; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, and Thirtieth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1849); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State (Thirtieth Congress), Committee on Indian Affairs (Thirtieth Congress); declined a renomination; appointed by President Taylor and reappointed by President Fillmore Minister to Spain and served from June 18, 1849, until September 4, 1853; again elected to the State house of commons in 1854; delegate to the peace convention held in Washington, D.C., in 1861 in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; delegate to the Union National Convention at Philadelphia in August 1866; chairman of the Democratic State committee in 1872; died at White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier County, Va., September 1, 1873; interment in Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.

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

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