Daniel Moreau Barringer

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Daniel Moreau Barringer

Daniel Moreau Barringer (born July 30, 1806 in Concord , North Carolina , †  September 1, 1873 in White Sulfur Springs , West Virginia ) was an American politician . Between 1843 and 1849 he represented the state of North Carolina in the US House of Representatives .


Daniel Barringer was a nephew of Congressman Daniel Laurens Barringer (1788-1852). He studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill until 1826 . After a subsequent law degree and his admission as a lawyer in 1829, he began to work in Concord in this profession. At the same time he embarked on a political career. He was a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives between 1829 and 1834 and in 1840 and 1842 . In 1835 he was a member of an assembly to revise the state constitution.

Barringer became a member of the Whig Party , which emerged in the mid-1830s . In the congressional elections of 1842 he was elected to the US House of Representatives in Washington, DC in the second constituency of North Carolina , where he succeeded John Reeves Jones Daniel on March 4, 1843 , who moved to the seventh district. After two re-elections, he was able to complete three legislative terms in Congress by March 3, 1849 . These were shaped by the events of the Mexican-American War . Since 1847 Daniel Barringer represented the third district of his state in Congress as the successor to David Settle Reid . Between 1847 and 1849 he was chairman of the State Department's Expenditure Control Committee and the Indian Committee.

In 1848 Daniel Barringer renounced another congressional candidacy. Between 1849 and 1853 he was the successor to Romulus Mitchell Saunders American envoy to Spain . In 1854 he was re-elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives. In the spring of 1861 he was a delegate at a conference in the federal capital, Washington, at which unsuccessful attempts were made to prevent the outbreak of civil war . In 1872 Barringer chaired the North Carolina Democratic Party , of which he became a member after the Whigs dissolved. He died on September 1, 1873 in White Sulfur Springs and was buried in Baltimore .

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