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Charles Ezra DANIEL

(1895-1964)
Senate Years of Service:
1954-1954
Party:
Democrat

DANIEL, Charles Ezra, a Senator from South Carolina; born in Elberton, Elbert County, Ga., November 11, 1895; moved with his family to Anderson, S.C., in 1898; attended the public schools; student at The Citadel, Charleston, S.C. 1916-1918; during the First World War served as a lieutenant in the Infantry 1917-1919; businessman; interests in construction, banking, building supplies, telecommunications, insurance, and airlines; life trustee of Clemson College and member of the board of South Carolina Foundation of Independent Colleges; appointed on September 6, 1954, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Burnet R. Maybank, and served from September 6, 1954, until his resignation December 23, 1954; was not a candidate for election to fill the vacancy; resumed management of his business interests; died in Greenville, S.C., September 13, 1964; interment in Springwood Cemetery.

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

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