Daniel Laurens Barringer

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Daniel Laurens Barringer (born October 1, 1788 in Cabarrus County , North Carolina , †  October 16, 1852 in Shelbyville , Tennessee ) was an American politician . Between 1826 and 1835 he represented the state of North Carolina in the US House of Representatives .


Daniel Barringer was the uncle of Congressman Daniel Moreau Barringer (1806–1873). After studying law and being admitted to the bar, he began working in this profession in Raleigh . At the same time he embarked on a political career. Between 1813 and 1822 he was a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives on several occasions . In the 1820s he joined the movement around the future President Andrew Jackson . At the end of the 1820s he became a member of the Democratic Party which he had founded .

After the resignation of the Member of Parliament Willie Person Mangum , he was elected to the US House of Representatives in Washington, DC at the by-election due for the eighth seat of North Carolina , where he took up his new mandate on December 4, 1826. After several re-elections, he could remain in Congress until March 3, 1835 . Since 1833 he was a member of the opposition to President Jackson. He left the Democratic Party and later became a member of the Whigs . During his first time as a congressman until 1829, there was heated argument in Congress between supporters and opponents of Andrew Jackson. After he took office as President in March 1829, his policy was the focus of discussions. It was about the controversial implementation of the Indian Removal Act , the nullification crisis with the state of South Carolina and Jackson's banking policy.

In 1834, Barringer was not re-elected. After leaving the US House of Representatives, he moved to Shelbyville, Tennessee, where he practiced as a lawyer. In the years 1843 and 1845 he was a member of the House of Representatives from Tennessee and also its speaker . In 1844 he was elector for the Whigs in the presidential election. Daniel Barringer died in Shelbyville on October 16, 1852.

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