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Daniel Wheelwright GOOCH

(1820-1891)

GOOCH, Daniel Wheelwright, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Wells, York County, Maine, January 8, 1820; attended the public schools and Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., and was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1843; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Boston in 1846; member of the Massachusetts house of representatives in 1852; member of the State constitutional convention in 1853; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Nathaniel P. Banks; reelected to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 31, 1858, to September 1, 1865 when he resigned; appointed Navy agent of the port of Boston in 1865; removed by President Johnson in 1866; again elected to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress; pension agent in Boston 1876-1886; resumed the practice of law and also engaged in literary pursuits; died in Melrose, Mass., November 11, 1891; interment in Wyoming Cemetery.

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

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