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Daniel DUNCAN

(1806-1849)

DUNCAN, Daniel, a Representative from Ohio; born in Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pa., July 22, 1806; completed preparatory studies; attended Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pa., in 1825; moved to Newark, Ohio, in 1828; engaged in mercantile pursuits; member of the State house of representatives in 1843; unsuccessful Whig candidate for election to the State senate in 1844; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1848 to the Thirty-first Congress; died in Washington, D.C., on May 18, 1849; interment in the Newark Graveyard, Newark, Ohio.

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

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