Henry Daniel

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Henry Daniel (born March 15, 1786 in Louisa County , Virginia , †  October 5, 1873 in Mount Sterling , Kentucky ) was an American politician . Between 1827 and 1833 he represented the state of Kentucky in the US House of Representatives .


Henry Daniel attended public schools in his home in Virginia. He then moved to Kentucky. After studying law and admission to the bar, he began working in this profession in Mount Sterling. At the same time he embarked on a political career. In 1812 he was elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives. During the British-American War he served as a captain in an infantry unit in the US Army from 1813 to 1815 . In the years 1819 and 1826 Daniel was again a member of the state parliament.

In the 1820s he joined the movement around the future President Andrew Jackson and became a member of the Democratic Party founded by him . In the 1826 congressional election , Daniel was elected to the US House of Representatives in Washington, DC in the first constituency of Kentucky . There he took over from David Trimble on March 4, 1827 . After two re-elections, he was able to complete three legislative terms in Congress by March 3, 1833 . Since President Jackson took office in 1829, there has been heated debate inside and outside of Congress about its policies. It was about the controversial enforcement of the Indian Removal Act , the conflict with the state of South Carolina , which culminated in the nullification crisis , and the banking policy of the president.

After leaving Congress, Henry Daniel retired from politics. In the following decades he practiced as a lawyer again. He died in Mount Sterling on October 5, 1873.

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