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Charles DANIELS

(1825-1897)

DANIELS, Charles, a Representative from New York; born in New York City March 24, 1825; at an early age he was taken to Toledo, Ohio, and learned his father’s trade of shoemaker; moved to Buffalo, N.Y., in 1842, where he studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1847 and commenced practice in Buffalo; elected an associate justice of the New York Supreme Court in 1863; appointed by Governor Seymour to hold the office of justice of that court until January 1, 1864, when the term to which he had been elected commenced; twice reelected, and served until December 1891, when he reached the age limit and was retired; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1897); chairman, Committee on Elections No. 1 (Fifty-fourth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress; died in Buffalo, N.Y., December 20, 1897; interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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

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