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Daniel Bennett ST. JOHN

(1808-1890)

ST. JOHN, Daniel Bennett, a Representative from New York; born in Sharon, Conn., October 8, 1808; engaged in mercantile pursuits and the real estate business at Monticello, N.Y., in 1831; member of the State assembly in 1840; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); moved to Newburgh, N.Y.; delegate to the Constitutional-Union National Convention in 1860; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election to the Thirty-seventh Congress in 1860; member of the State senate in 1875; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1876; chief registrar in the banking department of New York State; died in New York City February 18, 1890; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Newburgh, Orange County, N.Y.

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

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