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William McDANIEL

(1801-1866)

McDANIEL, William, a Representative from Missouri; born in Grayson County, Ky., in 1801; moved to Missouri in the late 1820s; member of the State senate in 1838 and 1840; served in the Missouri Volunteers during the Seminole War; elected president of the bank in Palmyra, Marion County, Mo., on December 9, 1840; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Sterling Price and served from December 7, 1846, to March 3, 1847; was operating an agency for the location of land claims at Palmyra on June 10, 1847; moved to Solano County, Calif., and laid out the town of Vacaville; moved to Humboldt County, Calif., and established the land office at Humboldt Point in 1858; moved to the Idaho Territory in 1863 where he practiced law and was associated with the land office; died in Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho, on December 14, 1866.

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

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