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Milton John DANIELS

(1838-1914)

DANIELS, Milton John, a Representative from California; born in Cobleskill, Schoharie County, N.Y., April 18, 1838; attended the public schools; when a boy moved to Bradford County, Pa., and engaged with his father in the lumber business; moved to Rochester, Minn., in 1856; appointed deputy postmaster of Rochester in 1859; entered Middlebury Academy, Wyoming County, N.Y., in 1860; volunteered April 23, 1861, for service in the Civil War; returned to Minnesota and raised a company in August 1862, and was commissioned second lieutenant of Company F, Ninth Regiment, Minnesota Volunteers; took command of the Third Minnesota Mounted Infantry in the Indian war of 1862; joined his company at St. Louis in 1863, and was commissioned captain; in March 1865 was commissioned captain and commissary of subsistence by President Lincoln; engaged in banking; member of the State house of representatives 1882-1886; served in the State senate 1886-1890; president of the Minnesota State Board of Asylums for the Insane 1882-1888; moved to California in 1889 and located in Riverside; engaged in horticultural pursuits; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1905); was not a candidate for renomination in 1904 to the Fifty-ninth Congress; resumed his occupation as horticulturist in Riverside, Calif., until his death there on December 1, 1914; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

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

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