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Wilbur Clarence (Dan) DANIEL

(1914-1988)

DANIEL, Wilbur Clarence (Dan), a Representative from Virginia; born in Chatham, Pittsylvania County, Va., May 12, 1914; grew up on a tobacco farm in Mecklenburg County, Va.; educated in Virginia schools; graduate of Dan River Textile School, Danville, Va.; associated with Dan River Mills, Inc., 1939-1968, except for period of service in the United States Navy during the Second World War; advanced through ranks to assistant to the board chairman; elected to the Virginia house of delegates, 1959-1968; elected State commander of American Legion, 1951, national commander, 1956; President of Virginia State Chamber of Commerce, 1968; permanent member, President’s People-to-People Committee; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-first and to the nine succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1969, until his death in Charlottesville, Va., on January 23, 1988; was a resident of Danville, Va; interment in Highland Burial Park, Danville.

Bibliography

Hayes, Jack Irby, Jr. Dan Daniel and the Persistence of Conservatism in Virginia. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1997.

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

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